Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy
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Thanks to the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy, departments such as the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Reno and Sparks Police Departments, and the University of Nevada Police Department are all getting some new blood.

“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.

Read more at http://www.ktvn.com/story/24027983/police-academy-celebrates-biggest-class-in-years.

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