The DeKalb County Police Department recently swore in 26 new officers to its force.
The addition brings the department to 922 sworn members. New officers receive their badges after a 26-week academy training program. They also must complete an additional 12 weeks of field training while on the road.
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Dozens of shots were fired in a Thursday night gun battle that spanned an entire block of Parkway Drive between Ponce de Leon and North avenues, but Atlanta police say no one was struck by the gunfire.