The New York Police Department recruited what is believed to be its first fervently Orthodox officer. Brooklyn native Joel Witriol, 24, starts his training at the police academy Monday, according to the New York Post. Witriol has a degree from United Talmudical Seminary in Brooklyn, N.Y., and has served as an auxiliary officer in Crown Heights.
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