With only four weeks left, CTC IV-14 is determined to push forward. Week 23 started with the final test for Accident Investigation: Investigation for Grade. This final report put all of our thinking and writing skills to the test. The writing session was scheduled for a full eight hours, most of us using that time to our advantage. The collision investigation follows the crash in an objective manner from collecting statements to determine the area of impact. The week continued and wound down with the introductions of Hazardous Materials and Emergency Medical Responder training. HAZMAT began with the identification and familiarization of the state’s natural gas pipeline capabilities. Also, the various layouts of power lines and safety measures for them. EMR entailed CPR training and certification. We would like to thank all of the cadets’ families for their continued support. Fabian R. TorresCalifornia Highway Patrol Cadet POST ID #414122
Week 19 was yet another week filled with challenges only the greatest academy in the world could provide. We faced the enforcement tactics unit and the criminal law unit during scenario testing this week. We conducted night time shooting at the range and all did very well in those exercises. This training will better prepare us for real life situations. Our gratitude goes out to the Staff Office for never faltering and continuously molding us into men and women who will be fit for duty in the near future.
J. A. BielmanCalifornia Highway Patrol CadetPOST ID #414016
A memorable week for CTC IV-14 began with an early morning physical training session. The range staff incorporated multiple weapon systems and used stressful conditions to help us prepare for real life situations we may one day have to face. We all prepared for our upcoming Taser training which included each cadet experiencing an application from the Taser. Our training continued with learning agency specific information, systems, and radio equipment.
We would like to thank the Academy Staff Officers who all give so much of their time and resources to prepare each of us for our upcoming first field assignment.
Fabian TorresCalifornia Highway Patrol CadetPOST ID #414122
CTC IV-14 continued into week 16 ready and rearing for the tasks in store. Although the things we faced were great challenges we made it our proud mission to take on the great challenges and conquer them before the week was done. To commence the week, both companies took part in our PT ritual strengthening our resolve and perseverance of which we all apply then to the course to come for the week. PT Staff then put on a different hat, guiding us through and finalizing our skills of crowd control and civil disturbances. Range Staff continued to hone our firearm skills, teaching us techniques of which made us feel little by little like true road warriors. Enforcement Tactics patiently and with great poise continued to throw us into challenging situations the career would necessitate, which in turn determined us to rise to the occasion.
As the weekend comes to a close, we look forward to the arrival of our junior cadets. Despite our anticipation of the arriving junior class, we remain focused on our impending scenario testing. The Staff Officers continue to motivate us, slowly molding us into the outstanding CHP Officers this department and academy has traditionally, and continuously produced. We take this time to thank all of the unsung academy staff for tirelessly putting forth the effort in promoting our success.
Jacob A. BielmanCalifornia Highway Patrol Cadet POST ID #414016