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New Metro Corrections officers sworn-in

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The 21 new LMDC officers. The 21 new LMDC officers.
Several of the new officers taking their oath of office. Several of the new officers taking their oath of office.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After weeks of intense training and preparation, 21 men and women took the oath Friday morning to become officers at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections.

The job is often a thankless one as the officers are tasked with securing and maintaining the Louisville Metro jail system and that can mean some dangerous work. But the danger didn't stop Shauntina Winston, a former hair stylist.

Winston said she wants to set a good example for her kids.

"To the females that maybe intimidated by the role, it is challenging but it can be done," said Winston. "It's a great career for single females, females that have children. You can be a role model for them as well."

Now that graduation is out of the way, the new officer face another four weeks of field training. 

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