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75 trainees sworn in to TPD

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Toledo Police swore in 75 cadets in the department's 61st police academy class on Tuesday.

"I needed these officers and I want to be fired up and I want to display that type of intensity to these cadets," said Police Chief Derrick Diggs. "Because we need to get them through this police academy, we need to get them trained, and I need to get them out there in the street to complete my public safety mission."

Tuesday was the first of 186 days of training. A lot will be thrown at the cadets, including report writing and weapons training. They will prepare for nearly 1,000 hours for their new job.

"I plan on this being the last job that I'm ever going to do," said trainee Ben-Jiang Tsou. "I'm 100 percent committed."

Chief Diggs says it will take nothing less than 100 percent to earn their badge.

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