Esther-Channah (dragonbat2006) wrote in little_details,

Disciplinary Action at Police Academy

(X-Posted to ask_a_cop)

Googled: Disciplinary Action Police Academy (Which brought me to a pdf of the Yuba College Police Academy handbook). I've also checked the forums at

Normally, I have a beta who used to work for the SJPD, but she's currently got RL issues and hasn't been available much. So... turning to you, little_details!

I'm currently writing a story in which my main character is enrolled in a police academy in a major city in New England. It's the first day of class and one of the new recruits shows up two minutes late. Someone else will be even later (let's say, ten minutes). I've arbitrarily decided that this first class of the day will be in Police Ethics (i.e. not Physical Training, where the instructor could assign laps or push-ups). So,

  1. What disciplinary action would be typical in this instance?

  2. Would there be any appreciable difference in severity for the recruit who arrives two minutes late versus ten?

  3. In the event that one of the recruits protests/tries to explain/etc, what would a typical reaction be? (The instructor will not have asked for an explanation.)

Thanks in advance!
Tags: usa: government: law enforcement (misc), ~law enforcement (misc)

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