Dayton police recruits sworn in at City Hall

The Dayton Police Department welcomed a group of new officers Friday morning.

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The members of the 108th Dayton Police Recruit Class were sworn in at City Hall.

The class included 20 officers for Dayton and one for the University of Dayton.

“It’s a little surreal,” said Casey Staples, a new officer from Centerville. “Six months of hard work, being with the same people over and over again, going through things I thought I would never go through.”

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The recruit class will also participate in a formal graduation ceremony tonight at Stivers High School.

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