Family and friends looked on as 22 new Utica Police recruits were sworn-in this morning in a ceremony at Mohawk Valley Community College.

It's the largest number of recruits in the UPD''s history.

The new recruits will begin 23 weeks of training at the Utica Police Academy on Monday.

Chief Mark Williams says they plan to add three more recruits to the academy following retirements at the end of the month.


The following are the new UPD recruits

John Detraglia,
Michaal Firleyl
David Desens
Tyler Sheppard
Clifford Wiley
Derek Schultz
Richard Sabin
Eric Scorzafava
Dennis Basler
James Fitzgerald
Joshua Sweet
Ricardo Hill
Stanley Rejrat
Michael Mahayl
Christopher Evans
Paul Dewey
Danile Mahaffy
Donald Talerico
Alexander Castilla
Benjamin Winkler
Jessica Dodge
Wesley Jackson