More minority applicants have signed up for the New York Police Department’s coming entrance exam than for any of the previous four entrance tests administered since 2016, police officials said Tuesday.
The officials said 14,502 people, including at least 7,553 minorities, signed up to take next month’s exam, which is the first step in being admitted to the police academy to become an NYPD cadet.
The officials said 15,422 people, including at least 6,710 minorities, signed up for the test then.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference Tuesday that attracting a diverse pool of applicants to take the exam was “incredibly important” for the NYPD.
“This was one of the priorities from day one,” Mr. Shea said.
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