GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro Police Department has 26 new officers after a graduation ceremony on Friday.
The officers passed the police basic introductory course. The "basic" course involves more than 1,000 hours of classroom, range and scenario-based training.
Not everyone who is recruited makes it through the course.
The graduates will be paired with senior patrol training officers, who will mentor and supervise them for the next 14 weeks. The graduates will be assigned their own patrols after that.
The officers got a congratulations from former Greensboro Police Chief Sylvester Daughtry Jr. He got a lifetime achievement award from the department during the ceremony.