SAVANNAH,GA ( May 2, 2012) Twenty recruits will join the ranks of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department on Friday in a pinning ceremony at the Savannah Civic Center.

 Southern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver will deliver the keynote address in the ceremony that ends 19 weeks of training for the recruits. They then will begin 10 weeks of one-on-one training with a training officer before their permanent assignment with the department.

 The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. in the ball room of the civic center.

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