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Future Salt Lake City police officers begin training course

Posted - Oct. 4, 2010 at 4:43 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake City Police Department began training a new recruit class Monday.

Class members will attend more than 830 hours of instruction, which includes state and city law, use of force and emergency vehicle operation.

"It's exciting because we continue to move forward in the police department, adding new people to our ranks and improving the number of officers that we have available to respond and help the public," said Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank.

There are a dozen recruits in the new class, which will help bring the police force to full strength.

Burbank said technology has dramatically changed policing and these recruits will have a leg up and become better officers because they know how to apply it.

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