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Memories of Tasmania Police Academy First Intake: Class of ’76

Cadets at the Police Academy were required to achieve 35 words per minute in their typing classes.
Cadets at the Police Academy were required to achieve 35 words per minute in their typing classes.
“It was the newest academy in Australia and it was sparkling because they had us cleaning it up for the first six weeks before they opened it.” – one of the first cadets remembers scrubbing floors, picking up rocks and serving drinks.

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Utah Teens Eyeing Law Enforcement Attend Local Police Academy

The classrooms of Eastmont have temporarily been transformed into barracks that house multiple sleeping bags and the neatly placed belongings of students participating in the academy — a weeklong military-type boot camp for youths ages 14 to 20 who are considering careers in law enforcement or military services.

“When we first started out, everyone was stressed out,” said Kenzee McPherron, 16, of Sandy. “The first few days were the hardest for us. It’s been really good so far, but it has been tough.”

Most of this year’s participants, who are called “explorers,” are from Salt Lake City and Sandy, which originally caused a social rift at the beginning of the week, according to Salt Lake police detective Cody Lougy, who helped run the event. However, as the students struggled through physical training and other activities, the rivalry faded and they grew closer as squads.

“That’s what we are trying to do — build teamwork,” Lougy said. “We break them down so we can build them back up.”

While the academy is very rigorous and often serious, explorers also find ways to enjoy the week’s events by being proud of their many accomplishments — such as the bruises on their arms, which they merited by being chased and taken down by a police dog while they were wearing a bite suit.

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