Albany cadet program inspires next generation of law enforcement

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)–Fifteen teens in the Albany Police Cadet program graduated on Thursday after spending the summer learning what it really takes to be an Albany Police Officer.

Some, like 14-year-old Kevin Jenkins say the experience has inspired them to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Chief Eric Hawkins was pleased to hear this from the cadets, especially in a time when the department is down more than 40 officers.

The chief is hoping this will soon change, as the deadline to apply for the officer exam is August 12.

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