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Jobs & Training - 58th Maine State Police Training Troop
On Monday, January 28th, eleven Maine State Police Recruits started their first day of nine weeks
of the most intense and productive nine weeks of their lives. We started off the week setting up
our assigned billeting rooms and classroom, and conducted a physical fitness test to see what we
needed to work on during the next nine weeks in the realm of physical fitness.
We were given many tasks this week, and limited time to accomplish them. We are learning how to become more confident and tactful leaders as we learn more about how the Core Principles Integrity, Fairness, Compassion, and Excellence shape us to become better at everything we do.
We did a lot of physical training this week, and learned about how physical fitness plays a critical role in how well we perform our duties. In the classroom, we learned about domestic violence, Maine law as it pertains to domestic violence, and more specifically the responsibilities we would hold as Maine State Troopers responding to these incidents. We were introduced to our new operating system for report writing, and were able to practice writing simulated reports. By the end of the day, we had become comfortable with operating this new technology which will help us when we finally begin patrolling on our own.
The training didn't end in the classroom, and we quickly moved on to more PT and defensive tactics training. We learned how to use different techniques to control uncooperative suspects and different handcuffing techniques, as well as recognizing the different levels of force. We learned that presence and professionalism play a key role in controlling any situation we might encounter. The first week was tough both mentally and physically, but it didn't take long for the 58th RTT to begin forming as a team and building esprit de corps.
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