The cadets are the 50th class to graduate from the police academy.
The cadets rehearsed the ceremony Friday morning.
Everything had to be perfect. Not only is it an important night for the police department, the cadets and their families, but it is an important night in the history of the academy itself.
That fact is not lost on the cadets.
These cadets will be the first to receive the departments newly designed badges, but they will not be the last. If the first 50 years is anything like the last, it will continue to be a well documented history.