They're just getting started. Meet members of the Academy staff and the recruits of the Virginia Beach Police Department Training Academy Class 62 as they begin their 26-week training program to become VBPD.
The class started with 59 recruits. It's down to 45. Despite all of the preparation, the rigors of the Academy can take a toll.
Recruits and staff pause their regular training to provide assistance to residents hard-hit by Hurricane Matthew; recruits cope with public's responses to police officers, and start their driving training.... watch those cones!
Being tased, learning defensive tactics and getting OC spray in the face? The life of a VBPD recruit.
Communication is at the heart of police work. Recruits are put through their paces as they learn to diffuse conflicts and respond to the variety of situations they're likely to encounter on the job.
Episode 6: Staying Afloat
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