Molloy professor John Eterno shares his concerns over NYPD training

Eterno spoke to WNYC's Jami Floyd on All Things Considered

Former NYPD captain and police academy instructor John Eterno told WNYC that the NYPD will have to answer for the officers' inability to administer a basic emergency procedure like CPR. But Eterno said he's more concerned about two rookie officers being assigned to a strenuous assignment like vertical patrol without any veteran guidance.

"[Rookie officers] are not really ready, they need much more than just 'Here's your gun and shield,'" said Eterno. "They need a veteran officer so that they understand the nuances of what they're doing."

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John A. Eterno, Ph.D.
Professor, associate dean and director of graduate studies in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, John Eterno has served as a sworn officer with the New York City police department (NYPD) from 1983 to 2004 and retired as a captain.  More...