Back Out in the Sticks
State police agencies across the U.S. have this problem. They need to get it out of their heads that they are some kind of European-style gendarmarie and therefore, different and more elite than local agencies. While troopers may have their roots in being more of a military police, that's not the case today, and the fact is that their job is pretty much the same as municipal police. As a result, it's completely asinine and counterproductive to not accept veteran officers from other agencies.Well maybe, and I'm just spitballing here, start thinking about taking laterals, upping the cutoff age, dump that tattoo stipulation...
Agreed. This kind of shit doesn't necessarily "weed out the non-hackers"; it weeds out the people who realize that nothing is worth this shitty treatment, and a lot of the ones that do make it are left cynical, traumatized, and with a seriously unhealthy resentment, which is going to come bursting out somewhere at a bad time. Abuse is completely unnecessary. Full Metal Jacket's boot camp scenes were an amusing, but that doesn't mean Hartman's methods were the best.I'm not saying drop the DI mentality but this hazing on day 1 and weeks to come after of "Just leave we don't need you" needs to stop. Having a cadet make garbage truck sounds while colleting trash or a cadet ware another cadets underware on his head. I just saying things changed alot when Timothy Shepard died (1989) from heat stroke and renal failure because he wasn't allowed water, now they force water down your throat. How about this they will take a 21 year old kid with absolutely no police experience that scored a 99 on the test over a cop that has been working in a major city for 10 years already has attended a MPTC academy and degree and scored a 89. But hey I guess sticking a recruits head in a toilet bowl will make them a better trooper somehow.
You can push cadets beyond what they think they can handle while at the same time building their confidence.