Trainees learn traffic control

Wednesday April 18, 2018 Written by Published in Crime
The new police recruits prepare to tackle the practical side of a routine traffic stop. 18041801 The new police recruits prepare to tackle the practical side of a routine traffic stop. 18041801

Yesterday the latest Cook Islands Police Service recruits had their first taste of field work on Maire Nui Drive, performing radar and traffic stops.

Police senior sergeant Nga Pouao demonstrated to the rookies the practical side of how to stop a vehicle, indicate for it to pull to the side and talk to the driver.

“While (the recruits) are nervous, they know that they must also be confident. So far I’m happy with their performance, as they look to have the confidence to do traffic control,” Pouao said.

The recruits are in their eighth week of training, with three weeks left until graduation. During that time, they will learn self-defence and revise the theory side of their training.

 

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