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The new blue: SAPD cadets share the weight of change before hitting the street | Together We Rise

By mid-December, the cadets of SAPD 2021-B should be on the street as San Antonio police officers. But do they bring anything different to the job?

Marvin Hurst

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Published: 11:07 PM CST November 9, 2021
Updated: 11:38 PM CST November 9, 2021

Inside the Carver Community Cultural Center's Jo Long Theatre, four San Antonio Police Department cadets and the lieutenant who was on the team that chose them sat center stage to bear the badge.

The theatre is the likely site for their transition from cadet to officer. Ahead of that day, the future police officers opened up in that space about becoming a police officer in a climate of intense scrutiny.

Common themes like service attract them to become peace officers. There are also parts of the job they see as a challenge. For starters: the way they said the media portrays them even as they acknowledge an imperfect history.

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