GREENWICH — Four new recruits are set to join the ranks of the Greenwich Police Department.

The new hires — Anthony D’Arco, Sean Beattie, Ryan Daly and Timothy MacDonald — all have family members who have served in law enforcement.

“You already know a little about the sacrifices that police families make,” Police Chief James Heavey told the new recruits before they were sworn in Monday at Town Hall.

First Selectman Peter Tesei held a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the shooting rampage in Las Vegas Sunday evening. Noting the dangers of police work, Tesei said of the new officers, “They will be joining a law-enforcement family that is always willing and ready to respond and provide the same compassionate assistance that their brethren in Las Vegas did.”

D’Arco has a degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and he attended the Hartford Police Academy for a short period before signing on with the Greenwich department. He has a cousin in the Stamford Police Department. “I’ve always wanted to do this, since forever,” said D’Arco. “And Greenwich, this was always my number-one choice.”

Beattie has already worked as police officer in Warwick, N.Y. A graduate of Dominican College, the new GPD officer said he thrived doing police work.

“It’s something I love doing,” he said. “It’s something different every day, and it’s having a front-row seat on the greatest show on earth.” His brother is a GPD officer, Ryan Beattie.

Ryan Daly graduated from Thomas Aquinas College, and worked as an English tutor and logistics coordinator. His grandfather and uncle served with the New York City Police Department. Daly said it was a lifelong ambition to be a police officer.

“I’m immensely proud,” he said after taking the oath. “Finally here.”

MacDonald is a graduate of Fordham University, and he worked previously in the accounts receivable department at a law firm. His father is a retired NYPD detective. MacDonald said he liked the idea of working on a job that has real-world consequences.

“I’m very interested in making a difference, having a tangible impact on people,” he said.

The new hires are set to train at the State Police Academy in Meriden. They will also undergo field training when they return to Greenwich. The department has a staff of 154 personnel.

“Come back and be excellent police officers,” the chief told them at the end of the ceremony.