Navajo police academy bolsters officer ranks

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CHINLE, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials say 19 cadets have completed a six-month police academy.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says the Friday graduation ceremony was held at the Chinle Community Center in Arizona.

The graduating class bolsters the ranks of the Navajo Nation Police Department, which has struggled in the past with an officer shortage.

The academy trains recruits in communications, firearms, state and federal law and Diné Fundamental Law.

This most recent graduating class is the academy's third in two years and the largest in that period.

The graduates from Friday's ceremony start their posts as officers immediately.

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