Police Academy Cadets Get Hands-On Training Directing Traffic
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
Some Corpus Christi Police Department cadets got some real-life training on Friday as they directed traffic at the intersection of Everhart and Staples.
Supervisors said it can often be one of the most stressful things a young officer has to do, especially when dealing with frustrated drivers.
"This puts the realism into it. You never know what to expect," CCPD's Carl Knapick said. "We already prepared them for such an incident if an emergency vehicle rolls through the intersection. The emergency vehicles have the priorities, and that's what they took care of while they were out here."
There are 28 cadets in the current Police Academy.