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New Police Officers on Patrol in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - There are nine new police officers on the beat in Santa Maria.

They were sworn in Monday afternoon at the Santa Maria Public Library and will soon be out on patrol. First a five month field training program must be completed.

One new recruit says he is ready to serve the community. The new officers started their training with the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at Allen Hancock College.

Two of the nine new officers are women.

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