San Francisco Police Academy’s 278th Class Graduation 005-23

Graduation photo of academy class 278

The San Francisco Police Department’s 278th Recruit Class will be sworn in today, Thursday, May 18, 2023, by San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott. There are nine graduating recruit officers. Six graduates are bilingual and fluent in languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and Cantonese.   

The 278th Recruit Class has four members who have earned Bachelor’s degrees or Associate’s degrees and one with a Master’s degree. Members of the class have previously been employed as an SFPD cadet as well as auto repair, engineer, and data technician personnel to name a few. These officers also represent the United States Military Branches of the Army and Army Reserve.

The graduation will take place at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center located at 2850 19th Avenue in San Francisco at 6:00 p.m. 

The 278th Recruit Class has completed 33 weeks of training. Following graduation, the newly sworn SFPD officers will begin a 16-week field-training program at various district stations.

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