They gave me a rookie.

They gave me a rookie.

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    They gave me a rookie.

    I've been back on road patrol for a few months, coming out of a long term U.C. gig, and they announced I am to train the new rookie. I havent done this in 5 or 6 years. Heck, I'd forgot that I was even a FTO. I spent a lot of time training new agents for undercover stuff, but thats different. They are already experianced police officers when they get to that level.

    I'm not sure I can remain calm enough to teach the new kid anything. I kinda feel sorry for him, I sure hope he isnt dumb or a weasel.

    Oh well, it'll be my mission to make a good street cop out of him.
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    Enjoy.
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    Watch the movie "Superbad". It'll refresh your memory on how to take him under your wing and really show him the ropes.
    When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.

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    Bet he's going to be just like you when you were a rookie. Your karma is coming back to you.

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    It is just like being a dad. You are training up the next generation. But please, don't make him sit in the corner if he does something wrong.
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    I hope when that day comes, my FTO is as good as SIXTO.
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    Oh well, it'll be my mission to make a good street cop out of him.
    Go back and read "The Blue Knight" by Wambaugh. He talks about "Bumperizing" rookies. It'll help you.

    Yeah, training rookies is sort of like being a Dad. A Dad that mentors and shows how, but lets the mentoree develop in to the person they were meant to become. It takes a special kind of person to be that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agave View Post
    I hope when that day comes, my FTO is as good as SIXTO.
    +1!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agave View Post
    I hope when that day comes, my FTO is as good as SIXTO.
    If I ever get my knee fixed up to the point where I can do it again, I hope my next FTO is as good as SIXTO too.

    Don't completely crush his spirit the first night SIXTO. Give him a couple of nights at least to enjoy it...
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    Number 1 on the list: Not all people with guns are bad guys.
    I've heard horror stories about rookies.
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    Well, at least he got a good trainer from what I know of you. Have fun!

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    Training someone to do what you do every day is the best way to further your own education.
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    They gave me a rookie...
    Oh, to train, I was just going to ask where I could get one?
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    Ahhh, training noobs. I don't really miss it...I had a rule, they'd better have any two out of these 3 qualities if they were going to be treated well:

    1. Have a good understanding of the knowledge base they got in school. (understanding, not just memorization)
    2. Be fun to work with...good personality...all that
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    Good luck with that, and try not to make them cry in front of others. I got in trouble for that once. Actually, I just got scolded for that, I got in trouble for yelling at my supervisor during the attempted scolding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    It is just like being a dad. You are training up the next generation. But please, don't make him sit in the corner if he does something wrong.
    It is kinda like being a Dad. I won't make him sit in a corner, but I have been known to prescribe push ups. The problem is this; Rumor has it my rookie is a Marine who just got done with active duty. He's gong to have a thick skull and probably be able to show me up with the pushups. I might need my dogs E collar.

    Quote Originally Posted by PatrioticRick View Post
    Number 1 on the list: Not all people with guns are bad guys.
    I've heard horror stories about rookies.
    Its not quite #1, but it will be pounded into his head. This will be interesting for me too, this is the first recruit I've trained since Ohio has had CCW. I'm going to have to look for CCW related stuff to get into.

    Quote Originally Posted by citizen510 View Post
    Training someone to do what you do every day is the best way to further your own education.
    Yup, I started to look over all the junk the department says he has to know before the cord is cut, I had forgotten some of it myself. Add in all the other stuff that isnt in any books, the task is daunting.

    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    Well, at least he got a good trainer from what I know of you. Have fun!
    Thanks for all the kind words from everybody.
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