It's a challenging time to be a police officer right now.
We've seen a spate of controversial shootings of unarmed men and deadly attacks against officers.
Still men and women put on their badges and uniforms every day.
The Phoenix Police Department is preparing to send a brand new set of officers to the streets. And part of that preparation requires them to go through real life-and-death scenarios, where they have seconds to decide whether or not they should use deadly force.
And if they do what the consequences would be.
Phoenix police armed FOX 10's Nicole Garcia with some ammunition round and put her through part of the department's tactical training program.