MPD welcomes 10 new community service officers to the force

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee has a new group of community service officers. A graduation ceremony was held Friday, Nov. 12, at the police academy. 

Ten graduates will now have paid, full-time positions with the Milwaukee Police Department, but they do not have full police powers. 

They've just finished six weeks of training, and they'll be assigned to districts where they have some very specific duties to help regular officers. 

"Processing crime scenes, they'll be assisting with video recovery, lifting prints. They'll also be responding to lower priority calls for service, calls that will not put them in jeopardy, 'cause they're not sworn," said Lt. Sharell Edwards, with the Milwaukee Police Department. 

Community service officers do not carry weapons. One of the graduates says he spent 25 years in the security field before she was trained to be a CSO. 

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