Cops in Arkansas need no "real" training what-so-ever.
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To become a licensed practicing cosmetologist in the State of Arkansas, an applicant must pass a state board examination and complete 2,000 hours of specialized training. For an investment of 600 hours an applicant can qualify to work as a manicurist or instructor.

While Arkansas strictly regulates those who cut hair or paint nails in private, voluntary transactions, it imposes no training or licensing standards whatsoever on armed people clothed in government-issued costumes and the supposed authority to inflict lethal violence on others.

“The second night I ever put on a badge and gun I was riding in my own car,” recalls Crittenden County Chief Deputy Tommy Martin. At the time, Martin was 21 years old and hadn’t spent so much as a minute inside a police academy classroom, notes Jill Monier of Mephis’s Fox News affiliate.

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/021710-police-training-lacking-in-parts-of-arkansas

“According to Arkansas state law, officers do not have to be certified for up to a year after they’re hired,” observes Monier. “The Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training says they can get an 8 month extension on top of that. So for almost 2 years, an officer can patrol the streets, by his or herself, and enforce the law without having any kind of training.”

Furthermore, the system is a boon to “gypsy” cops — those who move from one city police department to the next following brief terms of employment that usually end badly. Each time a “gypsy” cop begins a new gig in Arkansas, his 12- to 20-month grace period begins anew; in this way, officers can be enforcing the “law” for years without receiving certification of any kind.

An unlicensed but competent Arkansas resident who receives money for the service of cutting hair could be arrested — with the accompanying threat or exercise of violence — by an incompetent but licensed police officer.
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To become a licensed practicing cosmetologist in the State of Arkansas, an applicant must pass a state board examination and complete 2,000 hours of specialized training. For an investment of 600 hours an applicant can qualify to work as a manicurist or instructor.

While Arkansas strictly regulates those who cut hair or paint nails in private, voluntary transactions, it imposes no training or licensing standards whatsoever on armed people clothed in government-issued costumes and the supposed authority to inflict lethal violence on others.

“The second night I ever put on a badge and gun I was riding in my own car,” recalls Crittenden County Chief Deputy Tommy Martin. At the time, Martin was 21 years old and hadn’t spent so much as a minute inside a police academy classroom, notes Jill Monier of Mephis’s Fox News affiliate.

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/021710-police-training-lacking-in-parts-of-arkansas

“According to Arkansas state law, officers do not have to be certified for up to a year after they’re hired,” observes Monier. “The Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training says they can get an 8 month extension on top of that. So for almost 2 years, an officer can patrol the streets, by his or herself, and enforce the law without having any kind of training.”

Furthermore, the system is a boon to “gypsy” cops — those who move from one city police department to the next following brief terms of employment that usually end badly. Each time a “gypsy” cop begins a new gig in Arkansas, his 12- to 20-month grace period begins anew; in this way, officers can be enforcing the “law” for years without receiving certification of any kind.

An unlicensed but competent Arkansas resident who receives money for the service of cutting hair could be arrested — with the accompanying threat or exercise of violence — by an incompetent but licensed police officer.


U know police ALL over the USA get no real professional training. I mean the police academy isnt anything special. And in some states u can become a police with just a GED, or 60 hrs of college...and they dont specify what type of classes, so it could be all P.E., lol.

Yea, police dont get much training-most of it is on the job training.Police also dont get trained in actually knowing all of the laws they are suppose to enforce, so they often make mistakes about certain things and screw up criminal investigastions. Ideally a cop should have just as much knowledge about the law as an attorney. But they dont. peace over war
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i really think that is the problem with police is that they don't get enough training or horrible training and that is why they resort to there guns more and there is more aggression.
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Wow. America must really suck.
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