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Recruiting Gets Tougher for Law Enforcement Agencies

On the first day of training at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy, called “Black Monday,” drill instructors heap loud, verbal abuse on the newcomers. Sergeant Pete Enciso said all of the yelling "is our way of greeting them into the academy.” Recruit Christian Davis, who just finished the 22-week training, admitted that "this profession is not for everyone.  I actually threw up on Black Monday, just from nerves alone.” The stress to which trainees are...

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