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08/10/05 - Lufkin

Young Officers Hitting The Streets

by Jessica Cervantez

They are out there protecting our streets, they are our law enforcement, and you will see more and more young adults are getting into the profession.

24-year-old Mark Anderson, of Corrigan, began his first day of police training. Already, he has been filled with a wealth of information.

He says in his police academy, out of the 19 members, most were between the 20 and 24-age range. Anderson says he has wanted to become a police officer for awhile now.

Anderson said, "I've always wanted to be an officer, but when I was younger my step-mother died in a car wreck, and I don't want other people to go through what I went through."

The new officers will undergo a 16-week training period where they will work and learn each division from narcotics, patrol, to dispatch, and community service.

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