Los Angeles, CA – LAPD, long a pioneer of new police trends, will graduate a groundbreaking new class of cadets from its police academy on Wednesday. The class, made up entirely of undocumented workers, is thought to be the first of it’s kind.
Lt. Jason McShea, who is in charge of the department’s recruiting unit, says, “Los Angeles is one of the most diverse and inclusive communities in the world. Our department demographic needs to match the community we serve and a significant part of our community is undocumented. We, as an agency, want to ensure those valuable members of our city do not feel marginalized.”
Resident Jennifer James says she welcomes the change. “I just feel, like..you know…undocumented officers are a good thing. They came here to work, right? And, they probably aren’t racist.”
McShea also added, “This is definitely one of the most diverse classes we’ve ever had. We have officers from Guatemala, Venezuela, and Canada. We even have two from Afganistan! It is a great, great thing we are doing for our community.”
A prepared statement from the mayor’s office read, “We are proud to help these migrant workers live the American Dream. They will be a huge asset in bringing criminals to justice and enforcing the established laws of the land. This academy class has been something to see.”
Recruiting for police jobs has become increasingly difficult, and this move is expected to fill the ranks of the police department. At the time of printing, none of the class members have responded to requests for an interview.