Sheriff's Office Invites Kaepernick to Train With Police Recruits, Learn What it Really Takes To Be a Police Officer

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick;  Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick; Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty

San Francisco 49ers back-up quarterback Colin Kaepernick, embroiled in a national debate over his refusal to stand for the National Anthem and his criticism of law enforcement, received an invitation from the Alameda County (CA) Sheriff's Office to attend police training.

The gesture was made in light of Kaepernick's comments that police officers in America are under-trained. Kaepernick also made a reference to cosmetologists being more well-educated than cops.

"You can become a cop in six months, and don’t have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist, that’s insane," Kaepernick said.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office extended an invitation to Kaepernick to learn more about the actual training that most police officers undergo in order to wear a badge and serve the public.

"We have a specially designed Use of Force simulator that puts officers in situations where they must make split second decisions on what actions to take. In addition, we invite you to meet with our current academies and veteran officers to talk to them about their experiences and yours," the Sheriff's open letter read.

It is unclear if Kaepernick will take the Sheriff's Office up on their offer.


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