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Published August 15, 2012, 03:31 PM

24 New Graduates from Lake Region State College Peace Officer Academy

Lake Region State College graduated 24 students from it's summer peace officer academy in Grand Forks and 31 more are set to graduate in Fargo.

By: Christine Boggy, WDAZ

Lake Region State College graduated 24 students from it's summer peace officer academy in Grand Forks and 31 more are set to graduate in Fargo.

The students started training 3 months ago and since have been put through various tests both physically and mentally. The ceremony today included a slide show showing all that the students endured as well as awards honoring the top performers in the class.

The entire process was a challenge that most students do not want to repeat, especially when it comes to being on the receiving end of law enforcements tools of the trade.

Law enforcement agencies rely heavily on the program to fill many open positions due to both growth and retirements. Last year a record 92 eligible peace officers graduated from Lake Region State College. The school hopes to train one hundred by the end of this year.

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