Nashville, Tenn. (TN Tribune)-Twenty-eight new Metro police officers will graduate from five months of physical and classroom training this afternoon during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony at Christ Presbyterian Church, 2323 Old Hickory Boulevard. Mayor Cooper and Chief Drake will offer remarks.

This is the fifth of eight classes of new officers scheduled to graduate in 2023. The new officers will spend the next four months on the streets with field training officers and will rotate among the precincts before beginning to police on their own.

Today’s graduation ceremony will be streamed live on the MNPD’s YouTube channel.