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Police reaching out to stem a drop-off in young recruits

Before his class began one day last month at the Cambridge Police Department, Patrick Sweeney, 15, played with a yo-yo as fellow students talked with Officer Oswaldo Ortiz. Before his class began one day last month at the Cambridge Police Department, Patrick Sweeney, 15, played with a yo-yo as fellow students talked with Officer Oswaldo Ortiz. (Photos By David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Meghan E. Irons
Globe Staff / August 3, 2009

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