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Albany Police recruiting paying off

May 23, 2006

Albany -- Albany Police say that their recruitment programs are paying off.

14 new hires began their training period this week. These trainees learned the basics of firearms Tuesday. After two weeks of training in Albany, they will go to the Police Academy in Tifton for 10 weeks.

23 year old Ryan Jenkins says he wants to be a Police Officer, to serve his hometown. Jenkins said "everybody can't do it. It's not for everybody. I believe law enforcement is a calling. I believe that I have the gift. "

The Albany Police already have seven trainees at the Police Academy. It could be six months before these officers are ready to hit the streets, but A.P.D. officials say their recruitment and hiring now is better than in recent years.

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