Thirty-nine new police officers are set to patrol Anne Arundel County after taking the oath of office Thursday, administered by Chief Amal Awad. The 91st Recruit Class is the most diverse class in academy history, with 50% minority officers. It is the result of a hiring effort made by the department to reflect the communities that officers serve. Awad herself reflects a dramatic change, breaking barriers earlier this year when she was appointed the county’s first Black woman LGBTQ chief.
‘Chosen for this moment’: Anne Arundel’s most diverse academy class sworn in as police officers
April 30, 2021