Inside the Academy

From June-December 2017, Katie followed Class 193 through the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy. She received unrestricted and unprecedented access to the recruits, instructors, training and lessons. Katie’s in-depth reports focused on three recruits and their journey through the academy – from day one to graduation day. One month after graduation, Fox 2 reunited the new officers with their instructors during a live half-hour special. Katie won an Emmy for her work on this series.

Watch the stories below. Click on any of the title links to see the accompanying article.

Inside the Academy Preview:


Meet Recruit Mary Mills:


Meet Recruit Octavia Hearon:


Meet Recruit Trevor Green:


Constitutional Law:


Report Writing and Physical Training:


Search and Frisk:


Traffic Stops and DWI:


Fair and Impartial Policing:


Defensive Tactics:


Pepper Spray and Taser Training:


Pursuit Driving:


Firearms and VirTra Training:


Building Searches and Active Shooter Scenarios:


Inside the Academy: Live half-hour special