The State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection
(POST) Public Information Office is proud to announce the graduation of Recruit Class #344. The class of fifty police officers will graduate Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mercy High School Auditorium, 1740 Randolph Rd., Middletown.
The fifty police officers represent twenty-seven municipal police departments in Waterford, Bristol, Cheshire, Clinton, East Hartford, East Haven, Enfield, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Hartford, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Britain, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwich, Orange, Ridgefield, Simsbury, Southington, South Windsor, Torrington, Wallingford, West Haven, Weston, and Woodbridge. The graduating class also includes the Department of Motor Vehicles and the State Capitol Police.
The recruits have completed an intense 880-hour basic training curriculum at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden. The training included academic and practical skills, firearms, defensive tactics, patrol driving, penal code, motor vehicle law, laws of arrest, search and seizure, and numerous additional topics.