4 veterans sworn in as police recruits in Bergen County

They are going from serving their country to serving the people of their county. Four military veterans were sworn in Tuesday night as Bergen County's newest police recruits. (WABC)

They are going from serving their country to serving the people of their county.

Four military veterans were sworn in Tuesday night as Bergen County's newest police recruits at a ceremony in Mahwah.

The chief has made it a priority to hire veterans because of their experience.

Three are former marines, and another served in the army as military police.

"Of course they have a different set of standards compared to civilian law enforcement, but I do believe just being able to perform the job in the military has set me up for success as a Bergen County police officer," said James Farrar, a Bergen County Police recruit.

The officers will join more than 100 others on Friday for their first day at police academy.

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