Dozens of new law enforcement personnel are celebrating their own graduation along with family and friends.
17 cadets graduated on Wednesday from the CORE Custody Academy at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria. They are now waiting to be hired as custody officers at law enforcement agencies. Some of them already work at law enforcement agencies in other roles.
The cadets say the training is difficult and prepares them for a stressful environment.
The program includes 220 hours of instruction for their state certification at the academy.