Fromthe town talk dot com word that 17 National Guard troops who have been patrolling the streets of New Orleans began a special session of the police academy on Monday.
Most guardsmen have been in New Orleans since the storm, a good number of them arrived in June of 2006, as shown in the photo above.
The guardsmen will finish the class in 12 weeks, instead of 20. The experienced troops will be able to step into the job quickly and provide a real boost for the department.
Too bad someone with as much experience couldn't take over Riley's spot. Then we'd see some positive leadership from the NOPD.