The Amarillo Police Department is celebrating the addition of six new graduates from it's Police Academy.

The 90th session of the academy held graduation yesterday.  The six graduates have completed over 1,000 of police training since December 1st.  Mayor Ginger Nelson spoke and Chief Ed Drain presented the graduates with certificates of completion and pinned on new badges.

The intensive training encompasses subjects like emergency vehicle operation, report writing, department rules and justice, constitutional rights, criminal and traffic law, search and seizure, procedural justice, de-escalation training, criminal investigation, mental health crisis intervention, mechanics of arrest, and self defense.

The next class, the 91st is already underway and plans to graduate 14 officers in December.


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