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Oklahoma City newest police academy get earful on first day

November 8, 2019


ALERT OKLAHOMA CITY’S FUTURE POLICE OFFICERS GOT QUITE AN EARFUL TODAY. THEY ARE THE NEWEST CLASS AT THE POLICE ACADEMY. WE HAVE THE FIRST DAY FOR THE CADETS THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A WAKE-UP CALL. WHAT’S SO FUNNY? QUIT SCREWING AROUND. EVERY OFFICER REMEMBERS THEIR FIRST DAY AT THE POLICE ACADEMY. BY THE TIME I GOT HERE, I HAD THE 5:00 SHADOW AND I GOT CHEWED OUT FOR THAT. HE BOUGHT THEM BECAUSE THEY WERE SHINY. MY 9 YEARS OLD BUYS STUFF BECAUSE THEY’RE SHINY. THE 44 NEW OKLAHOMA CITY POLICE RECRUITS ARE CONSIDERED THE BEST OF THE BEST, BUT THEY STILL HAVE TO PROVE THEY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO HAVE THE GUN AND BADGE. THE FIRST DAY IS VERY STRESSFUL. THEY DON’T THOUGH WHAT TO EXPECT. STUDY THE STREETS. THESE RECRUITS GO THROUGH SEVEN MONTHS OF TRAINING. THEY’RE TAUGHT TO BE DISCIPLINED, COMMUNICATE AND DO THE RIGHT THING IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS. WE DEFINITELY NEED THE OFFICERS AND WE CARE ABOUT THEM AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE TURN OUT A GOOD OFFICER THAT THE COMMUNITY IS PROUD OF. ROB HUGHES, KOCO5 NEWS.

26 Comments

  • Reply Newton131313 August 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I'm sorry but the militarization of our police force is a huge mistake. I strongly question if the same training we use to send people to war is what I want serving and protecting my children in the community. The OKCPD has a very poor reputation within the community, with many acts of police violence and intimidation.

  • Reply Brian Waller July 18, 2016 at 7:35 am

    where is the yelling? this is nothing to our academy.

  • Reply NeilLB7 October 25, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Watch the TN state police videos for training classes. This is a joke. It could be said that the TN state police are tougher than the Marines in training.

  • Reply Craig Nicholls October 25, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Indoctrinated, brainwashed and intimidated into compliance of a system that will throw them under a bus the moment the fuckup badly, idiots

  • Reply Luckystrike September 6, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT NOW!!!!
    The only way to stop police misconduct is civilian oversight of the police.
    Independent, full time, puissant, oversight by an elected (not appointed) agency charged with the responsibility and duty to monitor and superintend the actions of the police, with power to investigate complaints, to subpoena witnesses, to see every second of dash and body cam video (unedited) and all arrest records and use of force reports upon demand, to compel testimony in non criminal cases ( yes I said compulsory, required, mandatory, testimony, in non criminal cases. It could and should be made a condition of employment as a cop), and the power, right, and responsibility to hand out swift, and severe, binding discipline, including termination and loss of pension and benefits, without input from the police, the mayor, the city council or any other government agency, with guaranteed funding sufficient to hire the staff and obtain the other resources necessary to perform those duties, effectively and properly in a timely manner. A truly autonomous, self governing agency, without police or police union representation in a decision making position.
    The police have amply demonstrated that they are incapable or unwilling to supervise themselves or each other, it's time to have true civilian control over the police, the same as we have civilian control over the military and for the same reason.
    The experiment of letting the police run police departments like private fiefdoms, where they set their own standards, and are allowed to investigate and discipline themselves without accountability to any other authority must end. It's a failure.

  • Reply Jeanie Carey March 15, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    They need to know the law first

  • Reply ABC ABC March 22, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Look like bottom of the barrel recruits

  • Reply FUCKTHESYSTEM70 March 25, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    You train them like military they act like military

  • Reply Pyroman / May 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    No worried police end up so horrible to the public

  • Reply Samuel May 29, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    So it's a pussified version of military boot camp.

  • Reply Tracer2376 May 31, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    LOL, they act like they are military, the fact is they would not stand a chance if a D.I. or D.S. were there. These ones were too soft and acted like snowflakes. Also, none of them are taught the laws that they are accountable for.

    Now I am not saying serve and protect, why because that does not exist. And I can prove it as well. That is some one really wants to question it mainily snowflakes that think they know the laws better then I do.

  • Reply warefairsoda June 12, 2018 at 4:35 am

    This is just a culture of hazing.

  • Reply alolipa June 14, 2018 at 4:21 am

    This is funny

  • Reply Graeme McKay June 15, 2018 at 10:54 am

    They looked more like ss troopers from ww2 beasting the new crew of bubba gumps shrimp boat

  • Reply Bob Tyor July 29, 2018 at 5:20 am

    No
    Back in 1990 's you went through a college corse. To get in a Leo job.
    You did have some difincive tatcts,firearms, and use of force that would get you stressed. But not for the rest it was taught at college's for cring out loud.

    And the biggest point at getting to the call. Was de escalation.
    Man thing have changed a lot in the last 20 years. And I am not sure if its better.

  • Reply Mitch Mabee August 19, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY YOUNG MEN. THE MONEY IS OFF THE CHART. The salary is a small fraction of it. There is no other state in the union (Texas is close) where the cops steal as much money from innocent people. It's called civil forfeiture. Decent states have revised the law but Oklahoma is still off the chart. If you drive through this state your chances of being robbed by the cops is 41%. The law snuck through on the idea of taking boats and mansions away from drug king pins. Didn't turn out that way. The average forfeiture on Oklahoma highways is 600 dollars. No crime has to be committed because it is the cash that is suspected of a crime. Go ahead, prove me wrong, look into it. Senior citizens GIVE OKLAHOMA A WIDE BERTH. ALL OF THE CRIMINALS ARE WEARING BADGES. Police officers in Oklahoma admit it is a sad affair but that it is too late, civil forfeiture accounts for too much of their income and they can't do without.

  • Reply Justin S. November 9, 2018 at 6:54 am

    This video makes me cringe. Okay, recently OKCPD announced that they’ll finally start their first Lateral Transfer Academy. This is set for officers in state who are already police certified with two years experience to apply within. First of all, OKCPD can’t even match up with Moore/Edmond/Norman police departments when it comes to the pay scale. They figured out after early weeks before deadline of the lateral process, they understood how ridiculous their department is so they finally opened up to “out of state” certified officers to apply within. After all, last I heard, they were ridiculously falling way to short of their expectation through this lateral process. They scream for help and men power but they will cut you from the process if you have a relative who’s an ex felon, ex gang member, etc. I’m not sorry but you can not scream for help but cut men (who were actually experienced officers) because of small minor issues that has nothing to do with policing. I understand the code of ethics in police but half of this department have some ridiculous and near corrupted officers. Every year, the news is on them about something crazy but yet they want to cut fine officers for small issues they had in life. Smh. The recruiting office/officers are a complete joke. They’ve got it made so much that they’ve basically built their own standards of picking and choosing who can get on or not, it’s not even funny. So political and corrupted. I’ve had many people run across this problem personally. Then, they want to hire background investigators who don’t even know a thing about policing because the investigators are civilian employees. Again, so corrupted and ridiculous. This department acts like they select perfect people but they don’t. They knock out great men all the time but keep the risky ones. The first time they do the lateral is the last time they will do it because they have corrupted officers who are against it and want to make the city know that the lateral was a unsuccessful step. Ridiculous. Not bashing the department but the recruiting needs to be re-suited and think better at their hiring. Quit knocking out good men because of small stuff and actually hire great men. This video also makes me laugh. These cadets know this is a BS scare tactic and I see no respect demeanor from the department in this.

  • Reply Sawdusty February 6, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Hazing, Bullying, etc., all signs of small-man-syndrome. There is a better way of instilling respect in potential police officers than what is shown here.

  • Reply Margie F March 13, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Doesn't even come close to military bootcamp!!!!

  • Reply biker March 20, 2019 at 3:35 am

    stop teach/preaching policing for profit .

  • Reply alexander roulston April 11, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    these "trainers" just come across as dickheads !

  • Reply recognizejay1 May 1, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Takes longer to become a barber or electrician.

  • Reply Missy Victoria May 9, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    If they're the 'best of the best'… Lord help!

  • Reply makemwunder May 30, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    an "earful"??? whomever wrote this story has no f'ing clue what basic training is….

  • Reply watchers September 14, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    So you have FLAWED OFFICERS training "NEWBIES" ….just more of the same corruption.

  • Reply darryl diggins September 18, 2019 at 1:47 am

    what a joke.

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