Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018 -

Week 13

Week 13 of the Academy was exciting for the recruits because the training completed involved shooting and driving. Groups 1 and 2 were able to improve their driving skills by participating in EVOC the entire week. Groups 3 and 4 were introduced to their weapons and became qualified to carry and shoot their weapons.

Groups 1 and 2 started the week by driving police cruisers through different courses.  The recruits had to pass two specific courses throughout the week, the Grand Island Course and the LPD Road Course.  The courses required excellent driving skills, specifically when driving in reverse and when turning. By the end of the week, the recruits had greatly improved in their driving.

Groups 3 and 4 started the week by learning about the guns they would be using and how to keep the guns in working condition. All of the recruits passed the State of Nebraska Qualification Course their first time. Throughout the week the recruits trained with their weapons and shot thousands of rounds.  Each day the recruits shot different targets and greatly improved when shooting from a distance and shooting with precision.