A swearing in ceremony was held at Utica City Hall on Friday for newly hired Utica Police Department recruits.

Chief Mark Williams says a total of seven recruits will be joining the UPD.

The names of the new recruits are as follows:

  • Benny Grullon
  • Sado Korman
  • Reginald Sanders
  • Felix Santana
  • Adrian  Viscomi
  • Patrick  Wuest
  • Nedo Striker

The recruits will begin 26 weeks of training at the Mohawk Valley Police Academy on Monday.

When they successfully complete the Police Academy, they'll enter a Field Training program for 12 weeks.

Andrew Derminio, WIBX