Changing the “Culture of Policing”—One Recruit at a Time

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A $950 million, eight-story state-of-the art police academy facility that looks like a college campus is the face of the dramatic “culture change” the New York Police Department (NYPD) hopes to introduce to a new generation of recruits.

Completed in 2014, the building boasts a cafeteria, an 800-seat auditorium, a two-floor library, a 45,000-square foot gym and an Olympic-size swimming pool.

The university resemblance is no accident.

“When you talk about training . . .

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