New law enforcement officers join the force in wake of active shootings across nation

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More than two dozen new law enforcement officers graduated from the Northern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy on Friday.

This comes after a long week that included two shootings and one armed robbery in the area.

While new graduates said they are nervous about entering the force and dealing with these dangerous situations, they also said the 800 hours of intense training at the academy has prepared them well.

There will be 10 new deputies at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, eight at the Reno Police Department, two at the Sparks Police Department, two at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department, one at the University of Reno, Nevada Police Department and one at Washoe County Juvenile Services.

These 24 new officers and deputies will be hitting the streets soon. First, they must undergo training with their specific agencies.

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