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Police Recruit Training Competition

Young police cadets compete at the annual SkillsUSA contest to show how effectively and levelheadedly they handle crime situations.
Police Recruit Training Competition

Police Recruit Training Competition

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Show Details

Show 1724: Police Recruit Training Competition
Air Date: June 11, 2017

 

Transcript

Rob McClendon: Well, the Highway Patrol camp is by far not the only way law enforcement agencies are teaming up to teach the next generation of cadets. Here at the annual SkillsUSA competition at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, students from all over the state are taking part in some of the things that officers have to do on a daily basis. Whether it’s a traffic stop or a crime scene investigation, these young cadets are being judged on how effective and level-headed they can be in the field.

Jeremy Lewis: Just the traffic stop alone, that takes a lot of practice to get this down, and you can tell they’ve done it over and over and over – they know it very well. So, yeah, I think that’s why the city of Moore, you know, we participate in this program. I think it’s great for the kids. It’s good for law enforcement and try and bring up the next group of police officers.

Amanda Eastridge: We spend the entire year preparing for the competition through our curriculum and really coming out here to show our best and bring the students who are the most prepared and the best prepared to come out here and do their thing and do what their passion is for the industry they’ve chosen.

Rob: Law enforcement is just one of the many industries represented at SkillsUSA, and we’ve got plenty of coverage from previous years’ competitions on our website at okhorizon.com.