Earning the Badge: See how police recruits learn when to pull the trigger

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DENVER -- Recruits in the Denver Police Academy are about halfway through the rigorous program.

The Denver Police Department has graciously granted FOX31 Denver access to the academy during some of the training sessions.

Deborah Takahara takes a look at the intense training the recruits go through about when they might have to choose the option to use deadly force and fire their weapons.

Watch her video report above.