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Prospective female police recruits lining up for strentgh and endurance exams at Kiev Police Academy.

Prospective female police recruits lining up for strentgh and endurance exams at Kiev Police Academy.

Prospective female police recruits tested in strength and endurance at Kiev Police Academy.

Medics attend a fainted prospective police recruit after a 1km run, which is a part of a series of strentgh and endurance tests at Kiev Police Academy.

Prospective female police recruits lining up for strentgh and endurance exams at Kiev Police Academy.

Eka Zguladze at a meeting with senior Ukrainian officials in Kiev.

Cadets practicing first aid at Kyiv Police Academy.

Laura Clare, an officer with California Highway Patrol, overseeing self-defence excersises of future Kyiv Police Academy instructors.

Tatiana Dyakova practicing gun safety at a firing range.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practicing gun safety at a firing range.

Xenia, 27, Kyiv Police Academy cadet.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practicing gun safety at a firing range.

Xenia, 27, Kyiv Police Academy cadet, in her dorm.

Alla (center), future Kyiv Police Academy instructor, practicing with officers of California Highway Patrol.

California Highway Patrol officers on their break, at Kyiv Police Academy gym where they are training future instructors.

Ljudmila and Xenia (in the car), Kyiv Police Academy cadets, being instructed on patrolling techniques.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practicing gun safety at a firing range.

Xenia, 27, Kyiv Police Academy cadet, practicing handcuffing.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practicing gun safety at a firing range.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practicing handcuffing.

Lunch at Kyiv Police Academy.

Future Kyiv Police Academy instructors, practicing with officers of California Highway Patrol.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practicing gun safety at a firing range.

Prospective female police recruits tested in strength and endurance at Kiev Police Academy.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets huddle before a tactical exercise.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practice self-defense.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practice self-defense.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets before a tactical exercise.

Yulia, Kyiv Police Academy cadet is practicing apprehanding a suspect.

Anna, a Kyiv Police Academy cadet, practices self-defense.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practice handcuffing.

Graduation ceremony for Kyiv Police Academy instructors.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practice self-defense.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practice self-defense.

Kyiv Police Academy cadets practice self-defense.

Irina Zelinskaya, 28, Kyiv police academy cadet, at the gym with her sparing partner Natasha.

Irina Zelinskaya, 28, Kyiv police academy cadet, at the gym.

Entertainers dressed in traditional Ukrainian clothes perform during Kyiv Police gradutation ceremony.

Maria Ivanova, one of 500 women, that now make up Kyiv Police, first in Ukrainian history.

Cadets get fitted for brand new uniforms supplied by USA for Kyiv Police.

Kyiv Police badges before they find their lifetime owners.

A female cadet getting ready for graduating Kyiv Police Academy.

Tatiana Dyakova gets ready for graduation.

Personal belongings of Kyiv Police Academy cadets before graduation.

Xenia Lyah, 27, just after graduation.

Tourists pose for pictures with newly formed Kyiv Police.

Headquarters of Kyiv Police days before opening.

Oksana Kapitanska gets ready for her first shift as a Kyiv patrolwoman.

Anna Ierygina tries out her new uniform, day before graduating from Kyiv Police Academy.

Lyudmila Ulianchenko, 22, home after her first shift.

Kyiv patrolman make an arrest in city center as crowds watch.

Anna Ierygina during her first night patrol.

Lt. Maya Breslavski has her blood pressure check - a mandatory test before every shift.

Lt. Darya Zamaraeva talks to a driver suspected of drunk driving.

Lt. Maya Breslavski and her team detain a drunk driver after he attempted to flee the scene.

Lt. Maya Breslavski and her partner respond to a domestic disturbance call.