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Feb 04

New recruits embark on police officer careers

Posted on February 4, 2019 at 4:43 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Menlo Park welcomes new police recruits Santiago Dejesus, Samir Essa and Fabrizio Ferrieri. The three will attend the Basic Police Academy at the College of San Mateo campus for the next six months. The Basic Police Academy is offered by the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, also known as The Academy. This intensive police-training program consists of both written and physical abilities tests. 

The California Commission on Peace Officers Standards (POST) requires police officers to receive initial foundation training and information on specific topics. This curriculum contains 42 individual topics, called learning domains. Following graduation in June 2019, they will begin further field training locally where they will be paired with field-training officers for several months. 

Santiago, Samir and Fabrizio are paired with police officers who are considered their mentors and offer assistance in areas that they may need additional help or training while attending the police academy. The Police Department successfully sponsored seven current police officers through the academy in the last year.

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