FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- Northern Virginia has struggled to recruit Asian Americans in law enforcement, officials told WUSA9.
That's why it was an especially proud moment for the area, when two Asian American officers graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy on Friday.
Loudoun County Deputy James Lim and Arlington County Officer Moses Kang go from recruit to rookie in their respective agencies.
Deputy James Lim, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, ""It's awesome. I've been dreaming about this for a while."
Fairfax County Major Gun Lee looks on with pride, even though these new officers will be working in neighboring agencies.
"I'm recruiting now. While we're celebrating Deputy Lim's graduation, tomorrow I'd like to give him a call and transfer him to Fairfax. All joking aside, we are happy for him. We need to do more," Lee said.