Class 51 started with 240 applicants and it was narrowed down to 18 by the ceremony. The cadets went through a 26-week training program which covered over 30 law enforcement topics.
In total, the cadets completed 979 hours of intense training. The Abilene Police Department say they are proud to welcome the cadets into their department.
APD is currently taking applications until December 26th for anyone interested in becoming a police officer.