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4 new officers sworn into La Crosse Police Dept.

4 new officers sworn into La Crosse Police Dept.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Four new people have sworn to protect and serve the La Crosse Community.

The four new La Crosse police officers were sworn in at a ceremony Monday morning. That brings the total number of officers in the department up to 95.

Funding for a couple of the officers was made possible by recent grants and now they will go through training before they hit the streets.

"They'll learn everything that they need to learn before they hit the streets by themselves," said La Crosse Police Lieutenant Pat Hogan. "Each timeframe for each officer depends on their experience, but it will be up to a month or two before they're ready to hit the street by themselves."

Among the officers sworn in, there's a woman joining her husband on the force. It's the second time a husband and wife have both served in La Crosse. There's also a man following in the footsteps of his father who served another community for 30 years.

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