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June 17, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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June 17, 1971

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rzos'e.FtT u~r fs, za:lrmr[ o.1 uodo s'pzru! ,~luAr.zd pu~ ofiqr~ RESUCI-ANN, a dummy which responds to first aid stimuli exactly like a live person, is used at WSP Academy to demonstrate artificial respiration. ~i ~ ..... ! . FRIEND IN NEED is the Washington State Patrol trooper who transfers gasoline from his patrol car to a stranded motorist's vehicle, as demonstrated at the academy. Page S-38- Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, June 17, 1971 ooper cadet tCaining at the " /ashingtoxa State Patxol Academy ha Shelton places increased emphasis on the state highway officer's service and peacekeeping roles in addition to his law enforcement duties. Classes of up to 72 cadets can be accomodated in the enlarged facilities of the new academy for the final stage of their trooper training, which is preceded by a long and exacting probation experience. Cadets are indoctrinated with the principle that the primary purpose of state motor vehicle laws is to solve the traffic problem by reducing accidents and thus pre- vent death, injury, and property damage on the highways. This effort is carried out by a policy of selective en- forcement which means that troopers arrest persons com- mitting violations which cause the most accidents in a given area, as ascertained by accurate observations and reports. Fitting the inexperienced cadet for the exacting duty takes a rugged schedule. In fourteen weeks they get 739 hours of instruction and training. The curriculum lists 98 subjects. Two of the fourteen weeks are spent in a patrol car on the highway with an experienced trooper. Twenty hours of public relations courses have been added to the curriculum. Assisting the regular teaching staff in this area are four experts in racial relations, two priests and two black men from Seattle. Subjects include: attitude and morale of the trooper, the circular process of social interaction, motivations of group interaction, handling the emotionally disturbed, juvenile enforcement, minority group relations, police ethics, violator contact, and the trooper and the community. Other skills required for service to injured or stranded motorists are taught, such as advanced methods of resuscitation and heart massage. The cadets also learn how to perform one of the most appreciated of their services. This is the operation of a transfer pump with which every trooper's vehicle is equipped to succor motorists who run out of gas. This gets them going again in minutes. Subjects whose importance is indicated by the num- ber of hours required include accident prevention, use of the breathalyzer, care of equipment, ease preparation, courtroom observation, criminal law, firearms, first aid, driving, interrogation, laws of arrest, motor code, patrol technique, physical control, rules of evidence, speed and skidmarks, water safety, and report writing. Physical fitness is stressed. A two-hour physical test is given. Twenty-four hours are devoted to calisthenics and 23 to close order drill, the purpose of which is to develop discipline and cohesion. Probably the most demanding stint in terms of physical and mental stamina, judgment, co-ordination, and just plain guts is the time spent on a pursuit driving course. Ninety hours are out in on a 2Vz mile layout on the airport's blacktop runways. Speeds posted vary from 30 mph on one particularly tight curve to 100 mph on high speed stretches. Drivers are penalized for slides and spin-outs. Emphasis is placed on caution rather than speed. The course provides simulated emergency conditions where troopers are taught to look for escape routes rather than freezing on the brakes to avoid collision. The object is fast but safe driving. Trooper cadets are on a full time duty assignment. They eat, sleep, and study at the academy which is their home for the fourteen weeks of their training. Besides cadet training, the academy provides the means of implementing a policy requiring continuous training for all WSP personnel. All troopers return to the academy once a year for in-service re-training. Radio dispatchers and other non-commissioned em- ployes of the Patrol report in groups for regular re-train- ing, as do weigh-masters. Supervisory ranks from sergeant to captain undergo in-service training in such subjects as sociology, semantics. human relations, job analysis, planning, and budgeting. "It is our pleasure to serve you for your pleasure." Games -- Toys -- Models -- Art Supplies -- Pet Supplies -- Souvenirs -- Slot Racing -- Crafts -- Party Supplies -- Books -- Jig Saw Puzzles -- Chemistry Supplies Rock Polishers -- Coin Books -- Stamp Books MONDAY - SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. 'til 5:30 p.m. HAMLIN'S HOBBY AND TOY SHOP 220 Cota St. Owner: Ernie Hamlin Shelton Produce Cold Pop Cold Beer Ice Sundries OPEN EVERY DAY Mon. -- Thurs. 7 a.m. to i 0 p.m. Fri. -- Sun. 7 a.m. to midnight On Mr.. View 1931 Oly. Hv j. No. Owner: Eddie Bern I The People from Ford Country Top Row: "Bus" Einarsson, Bob Wolden, Bill Johnson, Bob Seibert, Betty Joslin, Duane Wright, Helen Sopr, Don Likes, Gary Brewer, Ed Pierce, Don Johnson. Bottom Row, "Red" Joslin, Jerry Medley, Jim Pauly, Clyde Brewer and Jim Marshall. The staff at Jim Pauley's has many years experience in the automotive field. Each one will make every trffort to assure your complete satisfaction with your dealings at Jim Pauley's. SALES PARTS - SERVICE Kneeland Center on Mt. View Phone 426-8231 Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page 5-55