37 Alaska law enforcement students graduate from Public Safety Training Academy

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - 37 law enforcement officers from around Alaska graduated Friday from the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka. The event was broadcast live on Facebook earlier Friday afternoon. Fifteen of the graduates are State Troopers, four are Wildlife Troopers and Brett Welborn was the one Fairbanks Police graduate.

During the 16-week program, law enforcement students trained for 1,042 hours focusing on law enforcement-related topics, physical fitness and scenario-based exercises.

In a press release, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan said, "These graduates have demonstrated loyalty, integrity and commitment. I congratulate each of them on their success, and welcome them to Alaska's law enforcement family. The people of this state will be well-protected through their service."