This guy gets sworn in:
What a mensch!Cool.
Joel Witriol, the city's first Hasidic police officer, was sworn in yesterday along with 1,358 other cadets at the Police Academy graduation at Madison Square Garden.
"It was an incredible life experience," Witriol said of becoming a cop. "I am looking forward to serving the community and the city."
He is only the third Hasidic police officer in the nation.
Witriol, 25, of Williamsburg, will be allowed to keep his peyes - the long side locks worn by Hasidic men - looped up over his ears.
He's been granted exemptions from police hairstyle rules so he won't have to break his religious vows. He also will be allowed off on the Sabbath and Jewish holy days.