Saturday, March 14, 2015
Academy training needs to be a long time to teach what we don't teach now. A month is not long enough to get people into shape. We should train people how to stay in shape for life, not punishing them with exercise.
We need to teach every officer how to swim, how to speak enough Spanish to write a ticket, their use of force training needs to start with verbal judo and incorporate progressive use of force, with a unified use of force staff.
Report writing should be based on role playing, the academy need three to four months, then six months field training, then another month or so in the academy, followed by more field training. Our officers need more initial training; that's what the SGT Says.