127th TRS: Week 18

October 15, 2014

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The 127th Trooper Recruit School returned on Sunday evening with 80 recruits present and accounted for.

The recruits began Week 18 with a new sense of focus after receiving their post assignments last week. Now that the recruits have been notified of where they will be assigned after graduation, they will begin making arrangements to report to their respective posts for duty.

As a community service effort, the recruits went to the Lansing Boys and Girls Club to meet with area youth this week. This event was mutually beneficial as it gave the recruits experience in serving as a community leader while providing area youth with the opportunity to interact with law enforcement in a positive manner.

The recruits also went to the Woldumar Nature Center to assist with clearing low hanging branches, moving various objects and plants, and cleaning areas throughout the nature center grounds. Additionally, the recruits went to Potter Park Zoo to assist personnel with preparation for their “Boo at the Zoo” event.

Eighty recruits were released on Friday evening for weekend furlough.


127th TRS: Week 17

October 8, 2014

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Members of the 127th Trooper Recruit School returned on Sunday evening with 81 recruits present and accounted for.

During week 17, the recruits worked with temporary staff and detectives from the Lansing area to evaluate tactical considerations involving search warrant entries.  The recruits then completed scenarios involving search warrant entries and residential searches.

The recruits had a busy week in Defensive Tactics.  They completed static drills on Tuesday and Wednesday before completing a stress course on Thursday and Friday.  The recruits were expected to complete four different scenarios where they had to evaluate the appropriate level of force needed to gain compliance from their suspect.  During Patrols, the recruits completed a practical where they had to interview a criminal sexual conduct victim.  The recruits were expected to know proper procedures and ask appropriate questions in order to make sure they received all of the needed information.

Eighty recruits were released on Friday evening for weekend furlough.


127th TRS: Week 16

October 6, 2014

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On Sunday afternoon, 82 recruits returned to the Training Academy for Week 16.

There are several challenges the recruits look forward to successfully overcoming, and being exposed to chemical spray is one of them.  This week, each recruit experienced the effects of being exposed to chemical spray, which is the same spray troopers carry on the road.  When chemical spray is used, the effects are often felt by police officers.  After being sprayed in the face, the recruits had to accomplish a series of tasks ending with the arrest of a suspect.

On Wednesday morning, after a rigorous physical training session led by Sergeant Sosinski, the 127th Trooper Recruit School was presented the class guidon. This is a proud moment for the recruits as the presentation represents the coming together of individuals to form a cohesive unit.  The guidon is carried on runs by the recruits and is placed at the front of the classroom when the entire class is present.  The guidon is never to be placed on the ground and is to be carried with pride wherever the class may go.

Eighty-one recruits were released on Friday evening for weekend furlough.


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