COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland police cadets graduated in Columbus Friday.
Their training began amid controversy. The 135th Cleveland Police cadet class was the first to train in Columbus at the Ohio Highway Patrol Academy, rather than at the Cleveland Police academy.
Graduates received Basic Peace Officer Certification and a Certificate of Completion from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.
The 44 graduates will return to the city of Cleveland for additional training with the Cleveland Division of Police.
The 19-week basic course began in December. The course was developed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and offered instruction in more than 150 topics, including criminal law, traffic law, community relations, physical training, self-defense, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, standardized field sobriety testing, and electronic speed measuring devices.
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