LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There are now more police officers patrolling the streets in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Six new officers were sworn in at City Hall Wednesday morning. The new officers say they're ready to accept the danger of the job to keep the community safe.

"This job can go from 0 to 100 in the blink of an eye, literally," said Levi James, one of the newly sworn-in officers. "I have strong family support, but everyone is in touch with the reality of the dangers, from time to time, of the job."

James's girlfriend, Kelsey Lakins, says she knows the dangers officers face. 

"It makes you count your blessings when they come home safe," Lakins said. "That's the most important thing: we want them to come home to us. Their job is very dangerous, but we're glad they're out there protecting our streets and protecting our families."

Jeffersonville now has 85 police officers.

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