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Lawton police trainees go head-to-head in hand-to-hand

Lawton_The Lawton Police Department is hoping they have found their next great men and women. Future officers are currently in basic training.  For many of the recruits, it is their dream to become a police officer, but in order to accomplish that goal they have to endure some brutal basic combat training. "It takes a lot out of you," said Nathan Wells, a police officer recruit.  "You have to be in a good mind set in order to to get through all of it."

After the physical portion of the training the cadets will be schooled on using night sticks, tasers, handcuffs and they will also learn about weapon retention. In order to become fully certified, the recruits have to go through 21 weeks of training.

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