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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.
Last edited by SIXTO; November 13th, 2008 at 09:36 AM.
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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.
Bet he's going to be just like you when you were a rookie. Your karma is coming back to you.
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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Go back and read "The Blue Knight" by Wambaugh. He talks about "Bumperizing" rookies. It'll help you.Oh well, it'll be my mission to make a good street cop out of him.
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.
Last edited by BikerRN; November 13th, 2008 at 02:41 AM.
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I've heard horror stories about rookies.
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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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Oh, to train, I was just going to ask where I could get one?They gave me a rookie...
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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
3. Be a hot chick
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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