LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) live-streamed its 2020 graduation ceremony for 48 new police officers from a Wynn Resorts ballroom on Wednesday.
The virtual graduation ceremony reflects the new reality of social distancing becoming the norm.
LVMPD graduations are usually well-attended by department officials, family, and friends of the graduates, but new safety protocols call for limited gatherings.
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Relatives can watch the graduation ceremony on their cell phones, computers, or television screens on the LVMPD Facebook page and here on the 8 News NOW website.
The 48 graduates began their training on November 13, 2019, and are from 11 different
states, along with Mexico and Taiwan.
The graduating class includes 10 female and 38 male officers who range in age from 22 to 44 years old.
Five graduates have prior law enforcement experience and 17 have prior military experience.
Three graduates hold an associate degree, nine hold a bachelor’s degree, and two hold a master’s degree.
LVMPD continues to recruit top candidates for police officer, corrections officer and