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VINELAND — For the first time in the city’s history, more women than men were sworn in as new recruits to the city’s Police Department on Friday.

It was also, at six, the most women in one class of recruits in the city’s history, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page.

Mayor Anthony Fanucci, Council President Paul Spinelli, Public Safety Director Edwin Alicea and acting police Chief Pedro Casiano gathered with the recruits’ family members and friends for a ceremony in City Council chambers, according to the post.

The new class includes Evan Barton, Kerim Kasap, Franklin Marsh, Stephen C. Milosh, Clarissa Nelson, Raquel P. Pedro, Brianna G. Peyton, Koralys Quinones, Gabriella R. Rivera and Jazlyn Roman, according to the post.

Nine of the recruits will go on to train at an academy, according to the release, while Nelson is already a certified officer and will begin field training, according to the post.

— Molly Bilinski

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Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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