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NORTH EAST - It's an exciting day for cadets at Mercyhurst North East, as they graduate from the Police training academy.

Family and friends gathered Friday morning, to watch the 30 cadets begin that next chapter of their lives.

The graduates have been working for 22 weeks, to learn patrol and arrest procedures.

Now, they're qualified to land entry-level positions as police officers, deputy sheriffs, municipal authority officers and park rangers.

Erie Police Chief, Randy Bowers, spoke at the graduation.

Cadets say they feel ready to enter into the work-force.

"I feel very prepared to move into law enforcement with all of the different training we received and the instructors were outstanding and the course instructions were just great," said James Kiston, Cadet Captain.

 30 cadets graduated in Friday's ceremony.
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