The state of North Dakota is putting retired military police officers on the fast track to join the civilian police ranks with just two weeks of academy training instead of the 12 weeks required of other candidates.

According to Military Times, North Dakota National Guard struck a deal recently with the North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to offer certain military police officers a partial training waiver as they attempt to join law enforcement.

The waiver applies at present only to former MPs from the Army and Marine Corps, but it is hoped that retired Navy and Air Force personnel will soon also be eligible.

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