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Step 9: Field Training

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Step 9: Field Training

What do you do now that you’re on the street facing real criminals? Here are some tips on what to do now:

Listen to and respect your FTO

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Listen to and respect your FTO

Directly out of the academy you will be assigned to a patrol shift with your department and you...

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    richthelonewolf

    almost 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Anyone notice that the guy in the photo is:
    1. Holding the gun in a right-handed cup and saucer grip?
    2. Is sighting it up as though they are left-eye dominant?
    Must have been a cheap actor for that photo shoot... lol!
    Aside from that, the whole list of articles is great information for aspiring LE officers.

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    CopBlock

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    That's definitely a 6mm airsoft gun in the picture lol

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    chappy33

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    if someone is pontting a gun at me i will act com and call for back up

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    chappy33

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    i thank i am ready

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    jramon

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    newww.....

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    most of that junk they teach you in the academy, prepare to throw it out the window...the FTO program is where we find out if you are a poser or if you can handle the streets

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    thinblueline74

    over 4 years ago

    170 Comments

    bump

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    benw

    over 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    great advice! Im in Academy now and they are always telling us, even if your FTO does it wrong then just follow and correct it once your no longer with him. They say following orders is more important than correcting the FTO.

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    mialynn30

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    These are some really good tips for aspiring police officers. I am currently in my second year of school for my associates degree in Criminal Justice. I love everything that it involves an I am anxiously counting down the days till I graduate.

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    AKangel

    almost 5 years ago

    4986 Comments

    Learn something new everyday! Always keep your mind open.
    Thanks good info

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    JFULFORD

    almost 5 years ago

    24 Comments

    I FEEL THAT A PERSON IS NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN NEW THINGS NO MATTER HOW LONG YOU BEEN IN THE JOB.

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    futurecop32

    over 5 years ago

    50 Comments

    donta_lett, you can get an associate degree in 2 years at a community college.

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    blose373

    almost 6 years ago

    22 Comments

    no

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    Donta_Lett

    almost 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    can i get my degree in 2 years

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    khalaf

    about 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    iam ready to be one of the top best cops in the world

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