TPD police recruits endure some tough training

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Toledo police departments new recruits have endure some tough training while in the academy. They are doing some final training before they take the oath to protect and serve.

"It's very difficult, but it's definitely worth it. We are learning a lot of things we need for the streets. We are really focused on paying attention to detail. A lot of things we had to break from our daily lives I suppose to make us safer out on the street," said Toledo police officer Joseph Eastman.

The officers went over scenarios like a domestic violence calls.
Domestic violence calls are one of the most dangerous calls an officer can go on. The officers had to find the suspect and to keep everyone safe.

"In the classroom you have all the power points and everything you have to do. When you have someone yell at you and walking toward you need to pay attention to your surroundings. Can you remember all that information? It's a mix of being able to multi-task while doing all of that," said Toledo police Sgt. Jamal Owens.

Last year Toledo police investigated 39 homicides. The new officers say they are ready to keep Toledo safe. Officer Joseph Eastman says he's committed to looking beyond every call.

"Pay attention to detail and look beyond the call. Treat everybody right and when it comes down to what we are dealing with just really listen and see what all you can pick up from what you're dealing with," said officer Eastman.

The new police cadets will graduate from the Toledo police academy in February.