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SCMPD pins 20 new officers

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept. now has 20 new officers on the force after recruits were pinned with badges in a ceremony at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday.

The new officers completed eleven weeks of state-mandated training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Garden City and then an additional six weeks of patrol school at Metro's training center.

"I made the journey, and here I am," said new officer Ronald Weeks. "Right now, this means everything to me."

"Of of the greatest classes we've had in a long time," said SCMPD interim police chief Julie Tolbert. "All of our classes are important to us, but we've been told by the recruiting staff, as well as the training staff, that these men work exceptionally hard."

Tolbert said she, and the department, are very excited to see these officers go to work.

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