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Cadet Class I-14

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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