NYPD Jew - Take II
First we read that Joel Witriol, the Hasidic NYPD aspirant was in. Then we read that he was out. The good news is that he is back in:
Mazel tov! Joel Witriol became the first Hasid to join New York's Finest when he was sworn in to the NYPD Police Academy yesterday.Here's wishing him the best of luck in this endeavor.
... He was supposed to have been among the initial intake but received word at the last second that the NYPD hadn't completed a check of his academic background verifying he had a bachelor's degree, leaving him well short of the 60-credits-minimum requirement. A day later, his educational record was confirmed.
He was inducted yesterday with the so-called "catch-up" group. The new recruits now go through a six-month training program before graduating in December.
Because of his religion, Witriol will need exemptions for hairstyle rules so he can keep his beard and side locks.