CPD Overhauls Training Program That Senior Officials Once Called ‘A Hot Mess’

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Left to right, Kerry Ferrantella, Field Training Officer in the 7th District and Howard Dixon, Field Training Officer in the 5th District stand in front of the Chicago Police Education and Training Center. Both Dixon and Ferrantella completed their field training officer training at the police academy on Dec. 20, 2019. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
field training officers
Left to right, Kerry Ferrantella, Field Training Officer in the 7th District and Howard Dixon, Field Training Officer in the 5th District stand in front of the Chicago Police Education and Training Center. Both Dixon and Ferrantella completed their field training officer training at the police academy on Dec. 20, 2019. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

CPD Overhauls Training Program That Senior Officials Once Called ‘A Hot Mess’

For decades, the Chicago Police Department’s field training program has been in shambles. But officials say they’re turning it around.

Reset takes a look at CPD’s efforts to overhaul the program that could determine the future of policing in Chicago.

GUEST: Patrick Smith, WBEZ criminal justice reporter