“It has been a long process for them,” Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy Commander Lieutenant Greg Herrera said. “It’s a very tough curriculum, so this is their day.”
36 new peace officers crossed the stage, marking the end of 700 hours of intensive physical and mental training. Before they can serve, they have to undergo extensive background checks and tests, and then be selected for specific positions.
This is the biggest class to graduate from the academy in years, since the recession put a freeze on law enforcement hiring.