BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Baton Rouge has an additional 33 police officers!
The 78th Baton Rouge Police Department Basic Training Academy students were sworn on Monday, Dec. 17. The class consisted of 28 men and 5 women.
Family members got the chance to pin on their new officers badges.
The new officers spent 20 weeks training, but they’re not done yet. Now, they will spend an additional 16 weeks partnered with a senior officer to finish learning the ropes.
This is the first new class of officers to graduate from the training academy since 2001.