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New officers on patrol with Toledo Police

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The newest members of the Toledo Police Department are in their second week on the job, learning the ropes from seasoned vets.

Officer Shade Keeney is one of 40 new officers on the force. Every day for a month, Keeney will have a "hands one the wheel, feet on the streets" approach to training with Officer Robert Summers, a 21-year vet.

"There's a lot of things you just can't know unless you do the job," Summers said. "It's my responsibility to take care of him and make sure he stays safe and learns how to do the job properly."

From the moment they start their shift at 6:30 a.m., they are a team. Whether it's an emergency, a domestic violence call, or proactive patrol, the officers may see any number of situations over the course of a shift.

"Once you cleared one call, you went to another one, and it makes the day go by really fast," Keeney said. "I love every minute of it…When they say, ‘If you love your job, you'll never really work a day of your life,' I understand now what that means."

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