LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department has welcomed 29 new officers into the force.

The LAPD Academy graduation, held Friday morning in Elysian Park, saw 23 men and six women graduate.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti was among attendees, joining LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck, representatives from the LAPD Board of Commissioners and command staff at the ceremony.

Graduates are required to complete 920 hours of training over the course of 24 weeks.

Two of the graduates will be officers for Los Angeles World Airports.

The first recruit class graduated from the Elysian Park facility in 1936.


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