One hundred new troopers graduate from the Police Academy in New Jersey

One hundred new troopers graduated from the Police Academy Friday at the Asbury Park Convention Center. Officers say there is still a shortage of police in New Jersey.

While 100 troopers graduated, officials say the same number of officers are up for retirement throughout the year. Police officials say they have established an annual program where at least one state police class will graduate each year. They say they still need funding for the classes. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority funded Fridays graduating class.

Officers say they have to make up for the lack of personnel with long hours and short vacations. They say another class will be graduating in April.

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