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Cadet Class I-13

Starting Cadets 48
(CTC I-13 Week 23) Remaining Cadets 48

CTC I-13 has returned from our ride along that we participated in at our future assigned area offices and we’ve never been more motivated. We started Training Week 23 with Advanced PMA certifications and the Range Staff held a classroom session that taught us departmental policies regarding flying while armed. Week 23 also marked the end of Accident Investigation as we completed an 8 hour investigation for grade on Friday. On Saturday, we were introduced to driving the new Ford Sport Utility Police Vehicle. We were surprised at how technologically advanced these vehicles are. Our training at the academy is coming to an end and the Staff Office has shifted their focus to mentoring us more. We appreciate all of the Academy Staff for the training and support we have received and we look forward to transitioning from Cadets into Officers of one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the nation, the California Highway Patrol.

(Cadet Duy Q. Tran, CTC I-13 Company B)


Starting Cadets 48
(CTC I-13 Week 18) Remaining Cadets 48

As Week 18 comes to an end we are all breathing a sigh of relief. So much was accomplished this week with the completion of our firearms qualification and nighttime pursuit driving. We saw firsthand how challenging it can be to operate at high speeds in limited visibility. We also had the opportunity to experience the incapacitating effects of the taser, and we were ‘shocked’ to discover how effective it is. Last but not least, we wrapped up the week with boxing, pitting Company A against Company B. We are thankful to have persevered through another week, and are hopeful to take this motivation into our scenario testing next week. We are thankful to our Staff Officers and our instructors for their dedication to our training, their encouragement keeps us going strong.

(Cadet Terry Baenziger, CTC I-13 Company A)


Starting Cadets 48
(CTC I-13 Week 17) Remaining Cadets 48

CTC I-13 has successfully completed another week of training at one of the finest law enforcement academies in the world. The Enforcement Tactics and Criminal Law Units have demonstrated the majority of scenarios that we will be faced with in the near future. We have learned Civil Disturbance procedures for the PT Staff and have quickly come to realize how effective these tactics can be. We have also completed qualifications with our primary and supplemental duty weapons. After qualifying with those weapons, CTC I-13 was in for a painful surprise as we were exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum (OC). The application of the OC was at times unbearable, but we managed to adapt and overcome. As a class, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel as scenario testing is fast approaching. We will continue to push forward towards our life long goal of becoming officers of the California Highway Patrol.

(Cadet Duy Q. Tran, CTC I-13 Company B)


Starting Cadets 48
(CTC I-13, Week 16) Remaining Cadets: 48

In week 16, the energy of both companies has made CTC I-13 stronger than ever. Each day that passes, the Staff Office continues to challenge and motivate us to become stronger cadets. We completed another week of training with our weapons system, in order to prepare us for qualifications next week. The class was also tested on our proficiency with felony stop procedures that have been taught to us by Enforcement Tactics. We have received training on how to effectively and efficiently clear a building. As the training here gets more intense, we continue to stay motivated. Our goal of becoming an officer with one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the world may soon become a reality.

(Cadet Travis M. Iseri, CTC I-13 Company A)


Starting Cadets 48
(CTC I-13, Week 15) Remaining Cadets: 48

CTC I-13 continues to push forward in our training as week 15 comes to an end. Enforcement Tactics demonstrated proper felony stop techniques. We are quickly becoming proficient with all weapon systems with the help of range staff. PT Staff incorporated a form of circuit training called “CHPFIT” into our routine and instilled in us the importance of physical training. We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but maintaining focus will be key to becoming officer of the California Highway Patrol.

(Cadet Duy Q. Tran, CTC I-13)


Starting Cadets 48
(CTC I-13, Week 14) Remaining Cadets: 48

With the conclusion of week 14, CTC I-13 is motivated to have eclipsed the halfway point in our training. As a class, we have reached the portion in our training where we are expected to put forth more energy and dedication than ever before. Week 14 marked the end of our code 3 driving tests, which provided us all with a small sample of what it takes to be involved in a pursuit. Additionally, we successfully completed our basic stop scenarios, which will be a daily task when we are on patrol. The next 13 weeks will undoubtedly be difficult; however, CTC I-13 is committed to success and accepts all challenges at the California Highway Patrol Academy.

(Cadet Anderson, Myles A., CTC I-13, Company A)


Starting Cadets 49
(CTC I-13, Week 13) Remaining Cadets: 48

Week 13 was very challenging and rewarding for CTC I-13. We had the opportunity to certify in Physical Methods of Arrest and complete our Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Training. We also are progressing rapidly with the Firearms Training Staff with the use of shotgun and rifle. Enforcement Tactics is in full swing as we were shown how to conduct a Basic Traffic Stop. Proficiency in each of these will be instrumental in our success at the academy and in the field. As each day passes we get closer to earning the title of Officer with the California Highway Patrol. We thank the Academy Staff for their continued dedication in helping CTC I-13 attain their goal to graduate from the finest law enforcement academy in the world.

(Cadet James Tettleton, CTC I-13, Company B)


Starting Cadets 54
(CTC I-13, Week 12) Remaining Cadets: 49

In week 12, CTC I-13 moved further into the phase of training where we move away from academics and toward practical application. The DUI and Spanish units have us practicing our field sobriety tests, both in English and Spanish. We are working on our writing skills in report writing and collision investigation. At range we were introduced to the rifle and shotgun. We learned the nomenclature and how to safely handle each firearm. CTC I-13 passed another milestone as the class completed high speed driving. Several cadets have already passed emergency response/pursuit driving. The class remains focused and thankful for the dedication and motivation that we receive from our instructors.

(Cadet Gunther, Cristyn E. CTC I-13, Company A)


Starting Cadets 60
(CTC I-13, Week 11) Remaining Cadets: 54

Week 11 has been both exciting and challenging for CTC I-13. We inaugurated the week at the range, where we had the privilege of firing our service weapons for the very first time. Our Physical Methods of Arrest instructors trained us on departmentally approved arrest and search techniques, which we practiced every day in preparation for certifications. We are learning about impaired driving and how to properly administer field sobriety tests from the Impaired Driving Unit. Additionally, the Staff Office continues to motivate and guide us as we push forward in our training. The days are hard and the weeks are long, but as each day passes, we come closer to having the privilege of the seven-point badge pinned to our chests. We would like to thank all of our friends and family for the continued support of CTC I-13.

(Cadet Tran, Duy Q. CTC I-13, Company B)


Starting Cadets 64
(CTC I-13, Week 9) Remaining Cadets: 60

Week 9 has been exciting for CTC I-13 as we were introduced to the Enforcement Tactics Staff. With scenario demonstrations, we can see that all of our training is coming together. We completed baton certifications this week and many cadets have completed high speed. CTC I-13 continues to train and practice our Spanish, DUI, and Accident Investigation tirelessly. We continue to build our bond as a class and we are motivated to move forward in our training to be officers of the California Highway Patrol.

(Cadet Tran, Duy Q. CTC I-13, Company B)


Starting Cadets: 71
(CTC I-13 Week 6) Remaining Cadets: 64

On April 29, 2013, Cadet Training Class I-13 began its long and rewarding journey at the California Highway Patrol Academy. Since then, we have been introduced to the Staff Office, Physical Training Staff, Criminal Law Unit, and EVOC Driving Instructors. The class has begun driving patrol vehicles, and we’ve quickly learned that our skills will be tested as the weeks go on. As a class, we have begun to work as a team and will continue to support one another for the twenty-one weeks yet to come. CTC I-13 is grateful for having the opportunity to train at the finest law enforcement academy in the world, and thanks the entire academy staff for their continual support and motivation.

(Cadet Garcia, Samuel A. CTC I-13, Company A)



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