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Cadet Class I-14

Starting Cadets: 104
(CTC I-14, Week 22) Remaining Cadets: 66

As each week passes, the cadets of CTC I-14 are that much closer to making the transition to officer. This week we worked with the impaired driving unit learning about the different types of drugs and how to properly identify when someone is under the influence of a controlled substance. We also continued to improve our skills in writing arrest reports for various crimes. Later in the week the physical training staff tested our performance on advanced PMA tactics that will help us stay safe on the road. Over the weekend, we participated in ride-alongs at the area offices we have been assigned to.

Not only did we get a tasted of what working the road is like. But we also got to see the various tactics and skills we have learned thus far in the academy, being applied in the field. As we begin to near the end of our cadet training, we are grateful for the continued support and motivation we have received from our dedicated and selfless Staff Officers.

(Cadet Christopher R. Carter CTC I-14, Company A)


Starting Cadets: 104
(CTC I-14, Week 21) Remaining Cadets: 66

As the weeks pass by, CTC I-14 continues to accomplish tasks that put us a step closer to graduation. During week 21, the cadets received training on the Less Lethal Shotgun as well as being introduced to nighttime Code-3 driving.

The cadets of CTC I-14 were also privileged with the opportunity to serve our local community through volunteer work in the greater Sacramento area. Company A went to the Courage House and Company B spent the day at the Sacramento Children’s Home. The cadets assisted the staff with yard work, painting, and helping with other various maintenance tasks. The Community Service Project was a very rewarding experience for each cadet.

CTC I-14 remains motivated and dedicated to finishing the last six weeks with pride. We anticipate the transformation from Cadet to Officer that we will soon experience. We would like to thank the Staff Office for their leadership in helping prepare us for what we will need on the road.

(Cadet Elizabeth S. Kravig CTC I-14, Company B)


Starting Cadets: 104
(CTC I-14, Week 20) Remaining Cadets: 66

The Cadets of CTC I-14 are one week closer to becoming officers with the California Highway Patrol. Week 20 tested us both mentally and physically. Company B was evaluated through scenario testing by the Criminal Law and Enforcement Tactics Units. Company A continued to improve our skills at the range by shooting all three weapons systems at night. We also put our DUI knowledge to the test by participating in a DUI wet lab and writing a DUI arrest report. Throughout the week, Company A worked with the Physical Training Unit Staff learning how to handle civil disturbances and received training in numerous advanced PMA techniques. This week we also found out the area offices we will be assigned to upon graduation. Without the help of our dedicated and hardworking Staff Officers, CTC I-14 would have never made it this far as a class. Their continued motivation will help to push us through the remaining challenges in our final weeks.

(Cadet Christopher R. Carter CTC I-14, Company A)


Starting Cadets 104
(CTC I-14, Week 19) Remaining Cadets 68

CTC I-14 is now one week closer to graduation. Yet week 19 has put each cadet to the test both mentally and physically. Company A spent the week responding to various scenarios that required them to show a basic understanding of how to handle situations that Peace Officers may face in the field. Scenarios are the culmination of all the instruction we have received over the last 19 weeks. Company B began the week experiencing the paralyzing effects of the Conductive Electrical Weapon or TASER. The Cadets also became certified to perform FST’s on impaired drivers with the assistance of the DUI Unit.

With only eight weeks left, the 68 cadets of CTC I-14 dedicate their all daily to becoming prepared to represent the CHP as officers. We are thankful for the Staff Officers and Instructors who push us to never give less than we are capable of.

(Cadet Elizabeth S. Kravig CTC I-14, Company B)


Starting Cadets 104
(CTC I-14, Week 18) Remaining Cadets 70

CTC I-14 has successfully completed another week of training at one of the finest law enforcement training academies in the world. This week, we were honored to be part of the annual California Highway Patrol Memorial where we paid our respects to the 225 Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the people of California. The range staff tested our accuracy and agility in firing the three primary weapons systems in a stressful and physically demanding course of fire.

Company A has been preparing for scenario testing with the Enforcement Tactics Unit and Company B has been working with the Impaired Driving Unit in preparation for a DUI Wet Lab in the coming week. With the help of the Criminal Law and the Enforcement Tactics Units, we now feel ready for the next two weeks of scenario testing. This week also saw both companies take on each other in boxing. As we pushed our bodies beyond its limits with continued motivation and guidance from our dedicated Staff Officers, CTC I-14 is stronger and more motivated than ever to face the challenges of the remaining nine weeks.

(Cadet Christopher R. Carter CTC I-14, Company A)


Starting Cadets: 104
(CTC I-14, Week 17) Remaining: 70

With 10 weeks of the academy remaining, the cadets of CTC I-14 continually push towards becoming prepared for the job of a CHP Officer. During week 17, the cadets qualified at the range using the AR-15 and were introduced to various collapsible baton (ASP) techniques in PMA. CTC I-14 also spent numerous hours practicing and preparing for scenarios which are quickly approaching in the upcoming weeks.
As a class, we have bonded together and we strive daily to be the best we can be. We are thankful to the Staff Office who continue to push us and work countless hours showing their dedication to CTC I-14. Thank you to our instructors also, for modeling the necessary qualities it takes to be successful in the academy and on the road. CTC I-14 anticipates the weeks ahead, and although the road is still long, we look forward to graduation and the honor of earning the title of Officer.


Starting Cadets: 104
(CTC I-14, Week 16) Remaining: 74

Week 16 came to an end for the 74 cadets of CTC I-14 with qualifications in pistol, shotgun, felony stop procedures and PMA. We also got to experience the painful effects of oleoresin capsicum spray (OC). As a class we are working as a cohesive unit and are exhibiting Esprit de Corps now more than ever. We are using that positivity, hard work and knowledge we gained from the Staff Office and the past 16 weeks to propel us forward to successfully complete EVOC and scenario testing. We continue to seek guidance from our dedicated and hardworking Staff Officers who work so diligently to prepare us for our next phase of training.

Claudia M. Gallardo-Licea, CTC I-14, Co. A


Starting Cadets: 104
(CTC I-14, Week 15) Remaining: 78

With the completion of week 15, CTC I-14 has begun to face some of the most challenging training thus far. Many cadets were successful at completing the night time basic stop scenario with Enforcement Tactics, as well as PMA certifications with the P.T. Staff, but there is no room to relax. We still have many obstacles to overcome in the next few weeks at range and in scenario preparation. Our class eagerly welcomed the 110 Cadets of CTC II-14 this week and we are now more motivated than ever.

CTC I-14 was graciously acknowledged by the Academy Staff and staff for coming together as a class and were granted Senior Status. This honor is taken as a challenge by each cadet to remain dedicated and focused as we anxiously await what the next 12 weeks have in store for us on our journey in becoming officers. A special thanks once again to the Staff Office which works tirelessly and continues to push us to better ourselves daily. Without the sacrifices of each and every Staff Officer, it would be rather easy to falter and staying as motivated as we are would be difficult.

Elizabeth S. Kravig, California Highway Patrol Cadet, Co. B


Starting Cadets: 104
(CTC I-14, Week 14) Remaining: 78

CTC I-14 finally hit the halfway point of its training here at the CHP Academy and we are working harder than ever. We have jumped full force into perfecting our basic traffic stop and physical methods of arrest. This week we learned about the importance of DUI laws and enforcement. Although we have completed the PPP we continue to work hard at PT and make physical fitness a lifetime commitment. We would like to thank the Staff Office for countless hours of hard work, dedication to CTC I-14 and their selflessness. They are instilling the necessary characteristics to help us succeed and preparing us to be exemplary cadets for our junior class.

Claudia M. Gallardo-Licea, CTC I-14, Co. A


Starting Cadets 104
(CTC I-14, Week 13) Remaining Cadets 83

For CTC I-14, week 13 brought about new aspects of training as we move towards practical applications of what we have learned so far. At range , we were introduced to the shotgun and how to safely handle it and accurately fire it. We continue to become proficient in our arrest and search techniques in both English and Spanish. The cadets have also completed the second of three physical fitness tests that are required throughout the 27 weeks at the academy. CTC I-14 is especially grateful to the fine officers of the Staff Office who spend hours upon hours instilling in us the vital characteristics and knowledge necessary to become an exceptional officer of the California Highway Patrol. We look forward to the weeks ahead and continue to push towards the ultimate goal of graduation.

Elizabeth S. Kravig, California Highway Patrol Cadet, Co. B


Starting Cadets 104
(CTC I-14, Week 12) Remaining Cadets 85

Week 12 is in the books for CTC I-14. This week we continued to practice PMA and were introduced to the bilingual portion of arrest techniques by the Spanish language unit. As a class we are sharpening our skills of shooting with our support hand and were introduced to the shotgun and rifle. We finished off our week completing our investigation for grade and hope that all of our hard work will show in our report writing skills. The physical training staff continues to condition our bodies and minds as they attempt to prepare us physically and mentally for our success on the road.

We look forward to the weeks ahead as we transition from classroom learning to scenario testing. CTC I-14 still faces a long road ahead and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our junior class. In the meantime, the Staff Office continues in their commitment to us by motivating us to become exceptional cadets in the hopes of one day becoming excellent officers, thank you Staff Officers.

Cadet Claudia Gallardo, CTC I-14, Co. A


Starting Cadets 104
(CTC I-14, Week 11) Remaining Cadets 87

The cadets of CTC I-14 have faced challenges each day that will prepare us for life on patrol, after the academy. Week 11 has brought new hurdles for us to overcome. Our class has been pushed by the physical training staff both physically and mentally, through workouts and PMA instruction. Each cadet is also becoming more familiar with their firearm as we progress through range training. CTC I-14 has spent time learning new techniques through enforcement tactics and EVOC that are vital to cadet training. As the weeks go by, the cadets of CTC I-14 continue to work hard and remain motivated to graduate and promote to CHP officer. We are indebted to the officers of the Academy Staff Office who continually give us their time and are obviously committed to seeing us succeed, thank you for your dedication and commitment to our success.

Elizabeth S. Kravig, California Highway Patrol Cadet, Co. B


Starting Cadets 104
(CTC I-14, Week 10) Remaining Cadets 88

This week we are proud to congratulate our graduating senior class, CTC II-13. Their courage and strength carry us forward on our journey to completing the most rigorous law enforcement academy in the world. In CHP tradition, we gave our seniors a sendoff to their Capitol run, lighting their starting path with our flashlights. Our training has become more intense with the recent issuance of our duty weapons.

We continue to learn new techniques in physical methods of arrest and have begun an uphill battle to pass EVOC, Range and PT. As a class we have proven that we are up for the challenges ahead, or at least those of us who remain. In the weeks ahead we will be focused on performing excellent fountain ceremonies, studying our codes and learning everything our instructors will throw at us. We would like to especially thank the Academy Staff Office for their dedication, support and motivation to get us to this point in our training. Without the Staff Officers, none of us would have ever made it this far.

Cadet Gallardo, Claudia, CTC I-14, Co. A



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