Sheriff Announces Police Training
September 4th, 1944
Announcing the opening of the Lassen county sheriff’s office police training school in Susanville on Monday, Sheriff Olin S. Johnson commented on the need for continuous training in the law enforcement field.
Sheriff Johnson stated that the training course will not be restricted to deputies from his own organization, but that all law enforcement officers in Lassen and adjoining counties have been tendered invitations to attend the sessions.
Sheriff Johnson pointed out that Nat Pieper, FBI head in San Francisco, had assisted in preparing the training course, and is making available FBI lecturers and FBI instructors for the school.
The purpose of the training, according to Sheriff Johnson, is to further enable police officers to carry out their responsibilities in the law enforcement profession. The school affords an opportunity to develop a greater knowledge of the fundamentals, as well as to keep abreast of new developments.
The Susanville police training school will include lectures on report writing, interviews, the use of photography in investigation, the facilities and uses of the FBI laboratory, and a practical firearms demonstration by FBI agents, designed to explain the effective use and care of various weapons.
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