DULUTH – It was a new start to the New Year for nearly a dozen new Duluth police officers.
Eleven of them were sworn in at a ceremony Friday after finishing up 10-weeks of new officer training.
Department leaders say the next step is field training for six months.
"Big day for them. They're finished with the academy, they're moving on to the next stage in their career, where they get out on the street and start doing police work. So, this is a day they'll remember for a long time," said Chief Gordon Ramsay, with the Duluth Police Department.
Chief Ramsay says the spots were vacant positions that became available after officers retired or resigned.