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PIX11 presents Embedded: Inside the Nassau County Police Department

It is one of the most divisive issues of our time: the interaction between local police and the communities they protect.

So, what type of training do recruits get before they become police officers?

PIX11 video journalist Keith Lopez gives our viewers a unique perspective of how one local department takes ordinary citizens and trains them to be police officers.

For the last seven months, the Nassau County Police Department gave Lopez a never-before-seen perspective on what it takes to get through its famed, rigorous training academy.

We present "Embedded," our mini-documentary on a world few see.