LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Nineteen new police officers will soon be keeping the streets of Louisville safe.

In a ceremony Wednesday morning, the new officers took the Oath of Office at the Iroquois Amphitheater after completing six months of training. Before deciding to join the department, these officers worked in a variety of other fields, including the armed forces and major league baseball -- but the chief says they all have something in common.

"This class comes from a lot of different backgrounds and they bring backgrounds and different talents to this job, but they've all signaled to us in a very strong way over the last six months their commitment to serving this community," said Chief Steve Conrad.

The Metro Academy Class includes three women and 16 men.

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