Thirty-six police officers graduated from the MBTA Transit Police Academy at noon today in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, MBTA officials said.
Three of the officers will become a part of the transit police, and the rest will be distributed among cities, towns, and universities, said MBTA Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan. All of the officers are in their 20s, and training lasted 26 weeks, MacMillan said.
“They’re all upstanding, fine candidates,” he said.
The next step in the process is for the graduates to undergo field training.
“Every police department has their own field training program,” MacMillan said. “Anybody who graduates from the police academy will do some form of field training with a veteran officer.”
Of the 36 graduates, two are Marine veterans, while one is an Army veteran. All three served in Iraq, MacMillan said.
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