BRENTWOOD, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison presided over the Suffolk County Police Academy graduation ceremony in Brentwood Friday morning.
As part of their training, the 188 recruits completed 31 weeks of academy training.
They went through more than 1,000 hours of instruction including law, emergency medical training, domestic violence, anti-bias training, mental illness, cultural diversity, terrorism, and body-worn camera technology.
Of the 68 SCPD recruits, 36 have prior law enforcement experience and three have military experience.
Fifteen recruits are second-generation law enforcement while three are third-generation.
In addition to the Suffolk County Police recruits, 16 recruits will graduate and join the Suffolk County
Sheriff's Office and one will join the Stony Brook University Police Department.
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