Mayor Stephanie A. Miner announced today she will include funding for new classes of police and fire officers in the 2014-15 City of Syracuse budget. She made the announcement with the Chiefs of Police and Fire and members of the Common Council standing alongside her during a City Hall news conference.  This will be the first new class of candidates for either department hired since 2011.

 

“Keeping our community safe and keeping Syracuse’s fiscal house in order are the top priorities of this administration,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “Now is the right time to infuse our fire and police departments with new talent. I look forward to welcoming these men and women into service for the people of the City of Syracuse.”

 

 The 2011 fire and police classes hired were the most diverse ever to serve in the public safety forces of the City of Syracuse with record numbers of women and minority candidates. Mayor Miner will again seek to include a diverse group of candidates in this year’s classes.