September 18, 2014
Week 14 began with 82 recruits reporting to the MSP Training Academy on Sunday evening.
This week, the recruits completed a patrols practical where they investigated a personal injury accident and interviewed all parties involved in order to complete a written report of the incident. The recruits also received instruction about roadway surfaces, field sketching, tactical first aid, and building searches.
On Thursday, at midnight, the recruits and instructors participated in the five-mile Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Every year, the Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Corrections, and Fraternal Order of Police team up with Special Olympics for a 750-mile non-stop relay run starting in the Upper Peninsula and ending in Metro Detroit. The recruits met the torch run team on the steps of the state Capitol and ran five miles for the cause. IT was extra special because family members and friends showed up along the route to encourage the recruits to keep up the hard work.
Week 14 concluded with 82 recruits released for the weekend.
September 15, 2014
Week 13 began with 11 recruits returning from weekend furlough.
One thing the recruits will continually experience throughout recruit school is Physical Training. Each morning at 5:30 a.m., the recruits are put through a new workout to test their physical and cardiovascular endurance. This week the recruits left campus for a 6.5-mile run in preparation for the coveted ‘Graduation Run’ at the end of school.
This week, Master Tpr. Dan Hinton from Florida Highway Patrol provided the recruits with three days of instruction on the Drug Interdiction Assistance Program (DIAP). The DIAP is sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The program was established in 1988 to assist law enforcement officers in the detection and the apprehension of transporters and/or users of illicit drugs involving commercial motor vehicles. The instruction the recruits received will be useful on everyday patrols to rapidly identify in-transit commercial vehicles and drivers engaged in criminal activity.
The week ended with 11 recruits released for weekend furlough.
September 12, 2014
Week 13 began with 83 recruits reporting to the MSP Training Academy on Sunday evening.
On Tuesday, the recruits received training on the use of the TASER. This area of instruction provides a use of force option that could be utilized in a real-world setting. The recruits are trained in the use of the TASER, the correct deployment, and the effects it has on an individual. After the training is received, the recruits demonstrate the ability to correctly use the TASER during appropriate use of force situations. The decision to use the TASER by the recruit is dependent on many factors, and this decision must be made quickly, appropriately, and without hesitation. The recruits performed several scenarios to help develop their skills in determining when to use and not use the TASER.
This week, the recruits also completed another patrols practical where they investigated a larceny complaint. The recruits interviewed the complainant and suspect and then completed a written report of the incident. The recruits also received instruction from the Canine Unit and Aviation Unit along with instruction on identity theft, bridge card fraud, cultural awareness and diversity.
Week 13 concluded with 83 recruits released for the weekend.