U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to speak at OKCPD graduation

The Oklahoma City Police Department has confirmed that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be speaking at the departments recruit graduation Thursday. Holder will speak at the graduation of the department's Recruit Class #131 at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Church in downtown. In a release the department said that Holder was not the pintail requested speaker but agreed to fill in when the requested speaker declined. The OKCPD says it welcomes the prescience of Holder, who is the top ranking law enforcement officer in the United States.The Recruit Class #131 began training on Sept. 27, 2013. The class began with 52 selected applicants of which 44 were male and 8 were female. The class will graduate 42 police recruits, 35 male and 7 female. The course consists of a 30 week physical and academic schedule with 576 hours of state required C.L.E.E.T. training and 568 hours of certified Oklahoma City Police Department training. The graduating class is the 9th class in department history to receive at least 70 hours of Spanish language instruction. The youngest recruit is 21-years-old with the oldest being 42. 25 members of the class hold academic degrees.