50 recruits graduate from CNY Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Members spent more than 25 weeks in intense training

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - The men and women who may be patrolling Central New York's streets soon took a major step toward earning their badges Friday.

The CNY Regional Law Enforcement Academy hosted a graduation for 50 recruits.

Members spent more than 25 weeks in high intensity training.

"I try to serve my community the best that I can. I see this opportunity, really good, to serve my community and to serve the people that I know, that I trust," said graduating deputy Seyam Omery, who was born in Afghanistan.

The academy is run by the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office. One of their graduating deputies, Katherine Frieh, says she ready to get to work.

"It's a career I've always wanted to be a part of, something I've always wanted to do, and I just got the opportunity with Onondaga County and I've never been happier," said Deputy Frieh.

The graduates will now be assigned to a senior officer to continue training on the road or in a correctional facility.

Click here and here and here to learn more about how Frieh and Omery earned their badges.

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