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Step 10: Hit the Streets

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Step 10: Hit the Streets

You’ve finally been cut loose and your FTO is no longer breathing down your back. But you’re still a rookie. Here are some tips that will help you get through your first year:

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    atrap88

    about 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    thank you so much for the advice i look forward to using every word of it.

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    goodcop88

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    great advice. I will use all of this to help me in my future career

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    HB613

    over 5 years ago

    48 Comments

    put your car in park...priceless advice

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    GuardianXPS

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Agreed, very sound advice and article.

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    liljenjen

    over 5 years ago

    176 Comments

    Excellant Advice! Great Article.

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    cedorville

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Great Article.....Only missing the Pre poligraph questionos, about 200 and those question can take you out of the process even before you get hooked up to the machine, tell me about it....but GREAT STUFFS

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    dreadnoggen

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    excellent!

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    brittany_vittorio

    over 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    Very Interesting!

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    JRich81

    over 5 years ago

    1418 Comments

    Great stuff!

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    blose373

    over 5 years ago

    22 Comments

    very good

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    retrever

    over 5 years ago

    1572 Comments

    Excellent, excellent, excellent article. I liked every inch of it. However if I could throw in something else that may not be a known factor, many of my surrounding agencies will not pay for the academy at this time (mostly due to the economy, it could be a more or less a local anomaly I really don't know so check - some may pay after successful completion and some year(s) of service to that department) so be prepared for that as a just in case thing. Also what you've said about 4 year degrees is very true, many do have that standard now. At least here in Mi they do.
    And I loved number 10: Put your car in park. It is a good reminder, you get all happy, happy joy, joy and yippeee leaping out of the car for a stop or a call and forget that little thing called park.

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    finley

    over 5 years ago

    40 Comments

    Sounds good to me. Coming from a FTO

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    downton

    over 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    The advice was great. It was what i wanted too know and more. two more weeks and i test for the EL Segundo,CA PD

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    HeinrichLightle

    over 5 years ago

    138 Comments

    Good advice! I can't wait to be doing this stuff!

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    pjyoung

    almost 6 years ago

    2 Comments

    This was very informative. I would liked more info on the oral boards. That is the one part of this process that,cause the most stress.

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