Yonis Awad, 14, left, and other students proudly posed for photos after graduating from the St. Paul Police Department’s East and West African Junior Police Academy on Saturday. The ­students, who spent four weeks at the academy, learned how police officers do their job. Top photo: St. Paul officers joined in the celebration. About 35 young people got their diplomas after studying the K-9 Unit, disposal of explosives, defensive tactics, the crime lab, forensics, SWAT, the mounted patrol and much more.