Check back here to watch all the installments of Stephanie Luisier's series, "Behind the Badge".
Behind the Badge: Investigating Crime Scenes
For 10 weeks, I got a rare look behind the badge as a member of the Rothschild Citizens Police Academy. We kick off the series with something that’s at the center of popular shows like CSI-- investigating crime scenes.
Behind the Badge: Traffic Stops
In this “Behind the Badge” we look at the different types of traffic stops police officers must make. One of the things I found out during my 10 weeks as a member of the Rothschild Citizens Police Academy, is that what looks like a simple traffic stop, really isn’t.
Behind the Badge: Ride-Along
As a part of my 10 weeks as a member of the Rothschild Citizens Police Academy I had the chance to ride along with an Officer on overnight patrol, and watch on as the traffic stops unfolded. One thing was for sure, it turned out to be a busy night—one that ended at the Marathon County Jail.
Behind the Badge: EVOC
The men and women of law enforcement have to prepare for a lot before they get behind the wheel, and have to go through special training to get their badge. That’s why I went “Behind the Badge” to see and actually experience just what that training is like during my 10 weeks as a member of the Rothschild Citizens Police Academy, as I took on the Emergency Vehicle Operation Course.
Behind the Badge: Firearms and Defense Training
If you were faced with a life or death situation, would you know what to do?
It’s a decision the men and women of law enforcement train for.
I got to see how, when I was put through firearms training, as part of my 10 weeks in the Rothschild Citizens Police Academy.
Behind the Badge: Graduation
I wrap up our “Behind the Badge” series, with graduation night. During my 10 weeks as a member of the Rothschild Citizens Police Academy, I learned a lot, met a lot of great people, and had a lot of fun along the way. After completing my required classes, I get to graduate, and find out what everyone really thought about having me in class.
Behind the Badge: Behind the Scenes
For the past 10 weeks, hours and hours of video were taken for use within the Beyond the Badge series. Most of the time, this video has a chance to make it on air: either on television and/or on our webchannel.
Sometimes, well, things don't go as planned, and this video is rarely seen, until now.
Have a look at some of those moments....