Penn State Deputy Sheriff Basic Training Video

Uploaded by pennstateoutreach on 24.03.2011

[music starts]
>>Angela Palmer, Instructor/Former Student “It was my first time here. It was cold.
I was scared to death. I was out of shape. I had no idea what I was getting myself into,
but I was excited and I used that energy to get me through.”
[Paul: “Your uniform alone may be enough for people to say I’m not doing anything
else. I’m going to listen to this officer. If you look disheveled you will have no respect
and they will not listen to you or they may try to attack you on the way you look because
they think you’re not tactically sound.”]
[reciting the pledge of allegiance”]
[Paul: “Are there flaws? Are there dimples? Are there miss colorings in this little stone?”]
[Paul: “Outside my office on the heater vent there is a structure. The structure has
everything that is contained in those bags. You are to build an identical replica of that
structure. You’re going to work on this as a group. Only one of you at a time is allowed
to go out in that hallway and look at it. Remember, you are not allowed to touch it.
The position it is in is the position it must stay in.”]
[This goes here.]
[music ends]
>>Angela Palmer, Instructor/Former Student “When I was going through the academy cultural
diversity was more in the middle and it was just something that they had to do. There
wasn’t a lot of emphasis on it. Well I use that as an opportunity to bring these 24 people
together, who are from all over the state of Pennsylvania and bond them together as
a team. I use that time to say there’s no ‘i’ in ‘team.’ So you’re in this
together. If one person is struggling you all are struggling.”
>>Major Benjamin Brooks “If you can’t relate to me over there
it’s a problem. Particularly in a multicultural workplace because everybody who comes in is
going to bring their differences and if we’re not able to bridge the gap and be able to
handle those differences, it’s never going to lead to success. We do extensive interviews
along with surveys that we give them and they give us information about the course about
the instructors. What they like what they did not like. Recommendations for changes
and as a result of that, I do a report on my findings which really leads to us trying
to find ways to do changes to the curriculum to make it more user friendly and more in
tune for what folks want and really need out there.”
>>Christopher Bailey, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
“Every sheriff in the state comes here so we all know what it’s like. We’re all
taught the same thing so it gives you confidence if I’m working with Blair County and I’m
from Montgomery County, pretty much everything we know is the same so it gives you more confidence
like I know what he’s going to do— I know how he’s going to react or he knows what
I’m going to do—how I’m going to react.”
>>Kerry Geib, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
“It’s taught me a lot about people. A lot about how attitudes can really affect
your experience and a lot of things that you do. And I’ve learned different things about
myself as far as what my own capabilities are and how far I can push things.”
>>Don Zettlemoyer, Director-Penn State Justice and Safety Institute
“I’ve been involved in police training in a number of states and I’d have to say
this battery of instructors is second to none. I think anybody listening should understand
that it’s people who are in the field, come from the field.
>>Bob Stonis, Associate Director-Law Enforcement Training Programs
“We have a well-rounded type of staff. We have municipal police officers, I have judges,
I have lawyers, state police officers, I have people from corrections, from probation and
parole so they really do get a well-rounded education learning different aspects of the
criminal justice system. In law enforcement, 95% or better of your time is very sedentary.
It’s a small percentage of your time when you the adrenaline starts pumping and you
have to really deal with a stressful situation. You’re putting the body through a lot of
stresses and the better shape, physical shape that you’re in, the better your body can
handle that and the better you can handle that particular situation.”
>>Paul Banach, Law Enforcement Training Specialist “Yoga is a lot of stretching. It’s not
easy. A lot of people would think that Yoga is a piece of cake but it gets the deputies
in tune to their own bodies what their capabilities are, their limitations and what they can actually
do and it enhances the flexibility and also gives you kind of a relaxed mindset to aide
you along with the physical training.”
[music starts]
[feet hitting ground]
[one more, one more… there you go!]
[and the extended leg is drawing the energy up…]
[one more… (breathing in)…exhale…nice]
[music ends]
>>Randy Hoffman, Instructor- First aid, CPR, CSI and Special Needs Population/Penn State
University Police “The expectation is that if someone goes
down, a uniform should be able to respond and provide some level of assistance—even
if that is just standing by, monitoring life signs and calling advanced medical care.”
[Start looking at Brandon and assessing Brandon.]
>>Paul Banach, Law Enforcement Training Specialist “Our first aid training is governed by the
Red Cross and they receive certification in AED and CPR and it’s a great certification
that they have.”
[counting during chest compressions]
[Alright, on three… one, two three. Now slide him back on three. One, two, three.]
>>Randy Hoffman, Instructor- First aid, CPR, CSI and Special Needs Population/Penn State
University Police “We take them through how to roll a good
set of fingerprints. Which a number of the deputies will use those skills as they become
involved in part of the booking center or booking prisoners and we take it from there
up through the basics of how enter a scene. How to identify what is evidence. How to properly
preserve it. We’ll do exercises for fingerprints, photography, casting shoe prints, tool marks
and we bring it all together in the final day with an all-day crime scene.”
>>Paul Banach, Law Enforcement Training Specialist “The main part of this is that they understand
what evidence is and where it’s found.”
[Could this be evidence?]
“And as a first responder they have to have the knowledge that if there’s a critical
piece of evidence what to touch and what not to touch before the actual CSI comes in.”
>>Angela Palmer, Instructor/Former Student “I had never touched a gun before that.
I didn’t know anything about nomenclature of a gun. I was like, nomenclature? Hmmm.
What is that? And that is the make up of your gun. Taking it apart. Knowing the different
pieces and the different parts. How to put the bullets in.”
[music starts]
“And the most important thing that they teach is safety.”
>>Bob Stonis, Associate Director, Law Enforcement Training Programs
“They learn an awful lot out there and they just come out praising what a good program
it is. And it’s a tip of the cap to the instructor. He does an excellent job out there.”
[gun shots]
[There’s a door there. Push the door down and save the judge. Everything else is clear.
Don’t violate the 180 muzzle rule. (pat on back) Go!]
[music ends]
>>Bob Stonis, Associate Director, Law Enforcement Training Programs
[music starts] “With defensive tactics we have a building
where there are certain rooms where they will have certain scenarios. We try to put all
of that theory together. How do you approach a subject, how do you address them? How do
you survey the situation? What type of a person are you are you talking to? Does it look like
they’re going to become violent? Are they going to be cooperative? How do you handle
it? All those things that are running through your mind so again it’s a safe environment
for them to do that, to learn that.”
>>Paul Banach, Law Enforcement Training Specialist “The majority of their job is going to be
involved with handcuffing and securing prisoners so defensive tactics gives them the basic
skills to go out on the street and be able to perform with confidence.”
>>Dan Miltenberger, Training Specialist “They have to understand how to control
folks in terms of handcuffing, different kinds of holds and things like that without violating
their rights.”
[Deputy recruit: "Somebody put a PFA on you."]
>>Kerry Geib, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
“Defensive tactics prepared us for handling certain encounters if you were on the street,
to place someone under arrest. Also with PFA service and doing civil service. Going to
people’s houses and how to actually approach the situations as far as knocking on their
door and all the way up to talking and interacting with them— [Get her out!] what to be alert
for and watch for.”
[Instructor: "Nobody should be standing this close to a police officer at any given time."]
[struggling, hitting, groaning]
[music ends]
>>Paul Banach, Law Enforcement Training Specialist [music starts]
“The good thing for the public is that with such training in EVOC, deputies are able to
go out and be able to control their vehicle in a variety of stressful situations and even
high-speed situations to protect the public.”
>>Dan Miltenberger, Training Specialist “It becomes very, very important that you
know how to operate a vehicle effectively in a chase situation because again, that’s
one of those moments that you can practice it for long periods of time and never use
it but once that moment comes you have to be able to do it.”
[Sirens, tires skidding, music ends]
“Basically, what I’m teaching you with the shuffle steer—you’re going to be able
to steer that vehicle and remain in control. You can actually engage in that pursuit at
a lower net speed.”
>>Paul Banach, Law Enforcement Training Specialist “Patrol Ops is a culmination of our 19-week
program. We take everything form day 1 and tie it into one curriculum where they are
trained on how to go out, how to fight crime, how to do varieties of different patrol work
such as surveillance work. How to do crime prevention, how to look at a building and
find out if it’s crime-preventially sound. They also do mock car stops where they are
given a specific scenario and actually stopping a vehicle using certain steps on officer safety
and public safety to perform that traffic stop. They’re also encouraged to understand
the communication skills on the street. How to interview drivers of a vehicle and how
to interview witnesses and suspects of crimes and again backing that up with their case
law and criminal law as well.”
[music starts]
[Deputy recruit: “Driver, put the car in park and turn it off. Put the keys on the
roof, do it now! Come out with your hands up. Stop right there. Spin until I tell you
to stop.”]
[Deputy recruit: “Hands up behind your back, thumbs up in the air. Do not move and you
will not get hurt. Do you understand me?”]
[Instructor: “Why did we have to do this?”]
[Instructor: “Look at the way he’s doing this. He’s not exposing anything he does
not have to. When you come up over and if there’s something here you cannot see…
what’s the first thing they see?”]
[music ends]
>>Thomas Jordan, Magisterial District Judge, Centre County
Instructor-communications and CSI “The whole thing is an interactive learning experience
for them so that when they get to court in real life they’re not in awe of the situation.
And at least gives them some sense of comfort ability. If you are a police officer, a deputy
sheriff or a state trooper and you’re great at going out and arresting speeders, but you
can’t ever win a case in court, what good are you out there?”
>>Willard Rozier, Philadelphia County “I know that I’m doing it the right way
now and I also know what steps to take in case this happens or that happens. Something
happens in the courtroom. There’s procedures you have to follow and you know them now so
it’s a good thing.”
[music starts]
>>Kerry Geib, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
“There were a lot of jobs that I hadn’t had any exposure to before coming up here
that I’ll now be more ready to handle it—it really prepares you for what you’d have
to do on the job.”
>>Willard Rozier, Philadelphia County “Now I can go back and uphold that badge
that I was sworn into.”
[Deputy recruit: “Sound off! Today! We never give up, never give in, never let go! Sound
off! About face!”]
[music ends]
[music starts]
>>Angela Palmer, Instructor/Former Student “Come into it with success in mind. Come
into it with a yes I can attitude. Come into it with an attitude of wanting to help others
because it’s not just about you. You’re part of a team. And also go into it with safety
in mind, knowing that the ultimate goal is to go home safe.”
>>Paul Banach, Law Enforcement Training Specialist “Their success or failure within this academy
is depending on them. We give them all the resources available, whether it be books,
instructors, films. It’s based on what they put into it.”
>>Christopher Bailey, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
“The sooner you bond with your classmates, and the sooner you accept being up here, you’ll
start having fun and you’ll start coming to class wanting to learn. So just ride it
out the first couple of weeks have patience. It’ll grow on you.”
>>Thomas Jordan, Magisterial District Judge, Centre County
Instructor-communications and CSI “By keeping an open mind and by just being
a sponge while you’re here, and gathering up all of the information you’ll figure
out what things work for you and what things don’t work for you and then personalize
that to you and I think that would be the message I would send to anybody who’s coming
>>Dan Miltenberger, Training Specialist “If it does anything else, it should tell
them and convince them that training never ends. What we’ve given them here is the
basics, the very basics of what happens. What they have to do is go back and learn what
their policies are within the context of what they’ve been taught here.”
>>Paul Banach, Law Enforcement Training Specialist “We want them to be able to analyze problems,
be able to synthesize problems, be able to formulate a reaction to a problem and to provide
the communities with the best form of law enforcement protection they can have.”
[music ends]
>>Don Zettlemoyer, Director, Penn State Justice and Safety Institute
“Welcome to the Deputy Sheriff’s Training Academy at The Pennsylvania State University.
You just saw a brief overview of the training program ahead of you. We recognize the sacrifice
of being away from family and loved ones while undergoing a rigorous physical and academic
program. In fact, you should be aware that the Penn State faculty acknowledge the academic
rigors as well by approving the program for 16.5 academic credit hours should you decide
to continue toward a degree. Penn State is proud to be a part of your professional development
and we appreciate your hard work in service to your community. Good luck in your training
and career.”