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At the police academy aspiring policemen are trained to become allround policemen

Week number: 79-38

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Aspiring policemen are theoretically and practically prepared for their work as a policeman during a one-year course at the police academy in Leusden. In Leusden they have a practicing street at their disposal, containing a police station, a bank building, a shop and a bar, where they can act out real situations by roleplaying. Students are also trained in self defense and take shooting lessons. REACTION of an aspiring officer taking the course. SHOTS police academy Leusden: roleplaying, in which several aspiring policemen hold a conversation with traffic offenders; a police car drives into the practice street; the seperating of two fighting man in the bar; footage of the self defense and shooting classes; apprehension of the armed suspect, who is taken to the police station; filled cafeteria at the police academy.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 January 1979


Original format:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision