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The Henderson Police Department just welcomed in 21 new officers to their force at a graduation ceremony.

According to an article by Julia Romero on, the newest officers graduated from the Henderson Police Academy, and some even earned their Criminal Justice bachelor’s degrees.

Per Romero’s web post, four of the graduates also participated in the Henderson Police Department’s “Explorer Program,” “which prepares 16-20 year-olds for a career in law enforcement.

And check this out, among the newest additions to the Henderson Police Department, “six different foreign languages are spoken” by these officers “including Arabic, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

We want to congratulate all of these new officers and we want to thank you for your service to our community. We realize that law enforcement officers have been receiving bad press the past few years. We also realize not everyone feels they have been treated fairly by the police. I’m sure there are “bad apples” in every police force, just like there are in every walk of life and in every vocation.

There is truth on both sides of any discussion about law enforcement in our communities. But, not everyone is willing to put their lives on the line on a daily basis to help protect us. So, amidst all this bad press, we want to take this opportunity to congratulate these new officers who have made the personal choice to make law enforcement their careers. We also want to thank all of those brave and hard-working police officers in all the different communities and departments throughout Southern Nevada who are doing their best to keep us safe.

If you would like to explore a career in law enforcement with the Henderson Police Department, click here.


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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


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