Cadets get seasoned with pepper spray

Del Mar College police cadets were sprayed in the face with pepper spray the morning of April 14 on West Campus.

A key part of their training, the drill trains the cadets to expect anything out on the field. After being sprayed the cadets ran through a quick course that involved punching bags and arresting a fellow cadet.

Stanley Repka, Del Mar Regional Police Academy instructor, said the drills teach cadets skills to use out in the field.

“Hopefully they take the skills to maintain safety and stay alive,” Repka said. “That’s the purpose of the drills.”

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