The Baton Rouge Police Department’s 77th Basic Training Academy began with 25 recruits but has since dropped to 22, police spokesman Sgt. Donald Stone said.

The academy is scheduled to run for 22 weeks with graduation set for Jan. 9. After leaving the Basic Academy, the graduates will be partnered with veteran officers in the Field Training program.

The academy is going on between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.