Posted on February 24, 2017 at 5:25 pm by Nicole Acker
By: Nicole Acker
After six months at the police academy and six months in field
training, Officers Galen Fliege and Candace Cook are set to patrol the Menlo
Park streets as solo police officers. Officer Fliege and Officer Cook graduated
from the College of San Mateo police academy in August 2016. The two started as police recruits
in March 2016 and successfully completed 888 hours of intensive police academy
training, which consisted of written and physical abilities tests.
Fliege and Cook’s training to become a police officer did
not stop there. Under the training and mentoring of police corporals (field
training officers), they additionally received over 900 hours of practical training,
which allowed them to apply firsthand experience to situations/incidents they
read or seen in the classroom. This month, Fliege and Cook successfully passed all
four phases of their field training programs. They are excited to continue to develop, learn, and serve the
Menlo Park community.