Nearly a dozen officers are on track to become the newest members of the Wichita Falls Police Department.
A week ago the Wichita Falls Police Department began its 65th Police Academy and participants say the course is strengthen them physically and mentally.
The 65th Police Academy is now in session.
And they're taking a lesson on how to use their equipment.
"There hand guns, shot guns, rifles, we have to go through all of that," said Sgt. Eddie Haisten.
But don't let them fool you, It's not all fun and games, because these students are spending just as much time with their books.
"I know I spend most of my night studying and most of my weekend studying. We've covered the fundamentals of fitness and wellness, we have covered over professional and community policing, we've also gone into studying the us constitution, state constitution and laws," said Jeremiah Foster, a Police Academy student.
Students are instructed 9 hours a day, 5 days a week.
But for Foster the structure of the academy is something he's used to, since he works in Security Forces at Sheppard Air Force Base.
"Maintaining complete control over your actions, your words, what you do each day, you know how you walk how you present yourself," said Foster.
But it's those skills which Haisten says will make them better officers, who are ready and willing to protect and serve those in Wichita Falls.
The academy is in its second week and it will last a total of six months.
And of course, all of the students are looking forward to graduation day, which is set for July 12th.