Becoming the Badge: New Year, New tools

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The El Paso police recruits are ringing in the New Year with some new equipment, as their time at the academy gets closer to the end.

This is the year these recruits will become rookies.

This week, they're getting familiar with a new tool -- their radars.

Something they will use almost every day once they get on patrol.

The class is also getting the option to qualify on their off-duty weapon, so they can conceal or open carry even when they’re not on the job.

Because once they take their oath to the city, it’s a promise that never takes a day off.

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