despp: ** UPDATE ** State Police Youth Week 2013

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Reuben Bradford
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
August 2, 2013

  ** UPDATE **




   On Sunday, August 4, 2013, the Connecticut State Police Academy training staff will welcome 26 new “recruits” to the State Police Training Academy in Meriden, Ct.


   The Connecticut State Police Youth Week, in conjunction with the American Legion, is open to 16- and 17-year-old high school students throughout the country.   Youth week is modeled after State Police recruit training and provides students a unique opportunity to gain insight into the training, duties and expectations of Connecticut State Troopers.  This program is a mini-State Police Academy and a National model for the American Legion.


   During the week-long training, all “recruits” will participate in a variety of mental and physical challenges including patrol techniques, use of laser speed measuring equipment, accident investigation, emergency vehicle driving, firearms training, and criminal investigation.  The “recruits” will also participate in daily physical conditioning, daily inspections, drill & ceremony, and 5:15 a.m. reveille.


   On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, from 6:30 until 9 p.m., the “recruits” will participate in emergency vehicle driving.  Not only will they have the opportunity to operate a State Police Cruiser on a closed course, but they will also experience distracted driving.  The “recruits” will operate a specially-equipped vehicle while texting.


   The week concludes with a Warrior’s Path safety & survival course on Saturday, August 10, 2013, followed by a Graduation ceremony.  Warrior’s Path represents the culmination of all of the skills and knowledge the recruits learned during the week, it is designed to emphasize the importance of teamwork and overcoming adversity.


   All media agencies are invited to attend the Connecticut State Police Youth Week emergency vehicle driving on August 7, 2013, and the Warrior’s Path safety & survival course on August 10, 2013. The Warrior’s Path course will run from approximately 7:30 – 11:30 a.m., with a formal graduation at 3:30 p.m.  


   To attend the Connecticut State Police Youth Week activities and for more information on the emergency vehicle and distracted driving course, please contact the Connecticut State Police Public Information Office at 860-685-8230. 


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Lt. J. Paul Vance


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