SALT LAKE CITY — Thirteen new recruits for the Salt Lake City Police Department were honored Thursday at a graduation ceremony.
The recruits all completed the Salt Lake City Police Academy. They will now go through 14 weeks of Peace Officer Standards and Training as well as field training with veteran officers to be certified for solo patrol.
This recruiting class started with 15 applicants, with 13 completing training. Two of the people who completed the academy are certified firefighters who went through the course to become arson investigators. The group also includes five recruits with military experience and two with prior law enforcement experience. As a whole, the group of recruits can speak five languages, including Spanish, Japanese and Arabic.
All Salt Lake police recruits are "hired" prior to going through the academy, so jobs are waiting for them once they complete their training.
— Pat Reavy
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