State and local police officers line up outside an auditorium prior to an awards ceremony on Dec. 12, 2013, at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy in Meriden, Conn. Some police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits.
State and local police officers line up outside an auditorium prior to an awards ceremony on Dec. 12, 2013, at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy in Meriden, Conn. Some police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits. Dave Collins AP
State and local police officers line up outside an auditorium prior to an awards ceremony on Dec. 12, 2013, at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy in Meriden, Conn. Some police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits. Dave Collins AP