37 graduate from Academy

37 graduate from Academy

There are 10 comments on the The Paradise Post story from Dec 8, 2008, titled 37 graduate from Academy. In it, The Paradise Post reports that:

Thirty-seven Butte College cadets marched out of the Paradise Performing Arts Center Thursday night having completed the first leg of their long journey in law enforcement.

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Paradise Mom

Chico, CA

#1 Dec 8, 2008
Michael Gomez, senior consultant of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training said the transition from classrooms to the streets is rough. Most cadets are in their early 20s, have never lived outside home and were raised in a video game culture, Gomez said.

"It's like coming from a video game to the field," he said. "The real world is where they're tested."

Are you kidding me.. Shouldn't these cadets be tested in the real world first...before you give them control or our streets!
Hello

Paradise, CA

#2 Dec 8, 2008
And how do you propose they get tested in the real world in regards to what law enforcement deals with?

All cadets, if they get hired, go through an extensive field training program with experienced senior officers. They are trained and evaluated before they are allowed to be alone. Obviously agencies look for life experience and education in applicants. Unfortuantely there is no way to test these people in the real world without immersing them in it. The only real world experience in which they are tested could be active military service.
bring back the draft

Chico, CA

#3 Dec 8, 2008
Hello wrote:
And how do you propose they get tested in the real world in regards to what law enforcement deals with?
All cadets, if they get hired, go through an extensive field training program with experienced senior officers. They are trained and evaluated before they are allowed to be alone. Obviously agencies look for life experience and education in applicants. Unfortuantely there is no way to test these people in the real world without immersing them in it. The only real world experience in which they are tested could be active military service.
bring back the draft, every American citizen should
have to serve his/her country for a minimum of 2 years, army, navy, marines, air force, peace corp or
other affiliated programs.
mp Paradise

United States

#4 Dec 9, 2008
True, most new officers have lived at home, gone to college (on mom and dad) and have little "life experience" If they remember they are held to higer standards then those they serve and show empathy for those that they deal with, it will serve them well for their entire career.
Train them right

Chico, CA

#5 Dec 9, 2008
Heres hoping those experienced senior officers are the top pick of the department. They need to be trained by the best. Those that show empathy & live up to their code to protect & serve in the proper way.
Extend The Probation Too

Chico, CA

#6 Dec 9, 2008
Train them right wrote:
Heres hoping those experienced senior officers are the top pick of the department. They need to be trained by the best. Those that show empathy & live up to their code to protect & serve in the proper way.
Yes, and
hold them accountable. Monitor their interactions
with the public. Let them know they will be held
responsible for irresponsible misuse of authority.
The badge must be seen as an honor and privilege in
public service, not a license to abuse. And the probation period should be longer than 6 months.
Just the facts

Chico, CA

#7 Dec 12, 2008
Extend The Probation Too wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, and
hold them accountable. Monitor their interactions
with the public. Let them know they will be held
responsible for irresponsible misuse of authority.
The badge must be seen as an honor and privilege in
public service, not a license to abuse. And the probation period should be longer than 6 months.
The probationary period for most agencies is 18 months just for that reason. Some agencies such as the Sheriff's Office is 12 months. I've never heard of an agency with less than 12 months probation.
Hello

United States

#8 Dec 12, 2008
Who do you think is fighting our wars? Boys raised on video games .....and you want to worry about law enforcement training??? Oh pulease! They are really lucky to have more than 3 months of training...many of our soldiers and Marines head straight to the battle lines after boot camp.
Butte Academy does a fine job. Be happy they are here and not in Afghanistan or Iraq. They have a chance to learn....sadly many of our troops don't.
The difference

Chico, CA

#9 Dec 12, 2008
Hello wrote:
Who do you think is fighting our wars? Boys raised on video games .....and you want to worry about law enforcement training??? Oh pulease! They are really lucky to have more than 3 months of training...many of our soldiers and Marines head straight to the battle lines after boot camp.
Butte Academy does a fine job. Be happy they are here and not in Afghanistan or Iraq. They have a chance to learn....sadly many of our troops don't.
Our service men and women live and breathe boot camp for 6 months of training, extensive zero dark thirty training to dark and sometimes beyond in a camp. They don't go home at night or ???? So, why would you compare that to going to school, taking classes, driving a bit on the wet pavement at the college, going home doing some homework, calling friends, visiting family, hanging out....compared to service personnel. Big difference....that is why the service calls it a "boot camp".....give that a thought.
Publius2

United States

#10 Dec 13, 2008
Paradise Mom wrote:
Michael Gomez, senior consultant of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training said the transition from classrooms to the streets is rough. Most cadets are in their early 20s, have never lived outside home and were raised in a video game culture, Gomez said.
"It's like coming from a video game to the field," he said. "The real world is where they're tested."
Are you kidding me.. Shouldn't these cadets be tested in the real world first...before you give them control or our streets!
Relax! Their training has just begun!

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