Skills training facility in Eagan teaches 'real-world' policing

  • Article by: PAT PHEIFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 11, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Rasmussen College’s Eagan campus includes an apartment, a bar, a grocery store and a bank. But you can’t live, drink, shop or get any cash there.

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getcrazyJan. 11, 14 5:25 PM

"In the padded room, skills such as the use-of-force continuum, Tasers, handcuffing, hand-to-hand combat and other physically dangerous components of law enforcement are taught. "---- How about a room where they learn our constitutional rights and are taught they can't take them away?

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la55122Jan. 11, 14 6:58 PM

Must be big money to be made training law enforcement trainees. Rasmussen is known for high cost, low graduation rates, and vague job prospects for most of its students. These privately run schools are the worst offenders in the high default rate on school loans. The school gets the cash, the student is on the hook regardless of whether they actually benefit. Training future law enforcement officers should be done in public financed, open to inspection, and educationally sound institutions. Community colleges and even universities should be setting up programs.

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peterschiffJan. 11, 14 7:21 PM

I second the motion to create a Constitutional room where it is reinforced into these thick numbskulls that they are not above the law and are supposed to be protecting the Constitution and the people they have sworn to protect.

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yardpoliceJan. 11, 14 8:01 PM

How about if the writer of this story gets the facts straight....the other law enforcement training center is not at North Hennepin Community College; it is offered through Hennepin Technical College - two different locations.

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jackpinesavJan. 12, 14 6:47 AM

I serve on a Sheriff's Civil Service Commission, set up by law so county boards appoint a commission to screen quality of applicants so elected Sheriffs hire the best and brightest. The current bubble of pending retirees, for pension reasons, is short term and reality will return: Schools are punching out way too many applicants to ever get jobs in law enforcement as licensed police officers. Students, parents and schools all need to realize this before young people invest all that effort and $$$$ and wind up career frustrated.

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