Virginia Beach police hold graduation, welcoming 43 new officers

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The 62nd Virginia Beach Police Recruit Academy graduated Friday.

Forty-three new officers went through 24 weeks of demanding physical and academic training to get to graduation — including 11 of 13 women who started the program. This rate does not typically happen, according to a police spokesperson.

The officers were sworn in during a ceremony at the Wyndham hotel on Atlantic Avenue.

A former WAVY-TV 10 employee, Kaitlyn Buswell, was among Friday’s graduates.

To all the new officers: Congratulations!