Hattiesburg adds 12 new officers

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A dozen new officers joined the Hattiesburg Police Department Wednesday.

Twelve HPD recruits were sworn in at a ceremony at the Hattiesburg Police Academy. The new officers are part of class 29, which began 15 weeks ago with 24 recruits.

They range in age from 24 to 44.

Each new officer will now take part in a three-month field training program with an experienced officer.