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Posted over 7 years ago

 

Hello everyone. I am new to Police Link and I would like to introduce myself. My name is Randy and I am a student at Southern State Community College. My major is Law Enforcement. I am almost done with my first year of a two year degree. I will be taking the police academy in the fall of this year. If anyone has any pointers or advice, I would appreciate it. I have a job right now, but I would really like to get a job in law enforcement or close to it. Thank you all for reading my post and I look forward to some good communication. God Bless!!

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Contact your local agencies and see if they have a ride along program. Getting out with the officers and seeing what it's really like would be a wise thing to do (it's not like on TV). This job isn't for everyone and it's better to find that out sooner rather than later.

Good luck!

In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max160_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

GTS has it right. Get out there and get involved. Pick out some good officers with solid and safe procedures and learn from them. College can give you a lot of good theory on how it's done, but a ride-along will show you things you never dreamed could happen.

Be careful. Follow your Officer's instructions. Ask all the questions you can. Best of luck. I hope you find what you are looking for.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Welcome!

If I were heading to academy in the fall, I'd be working at my physical conditioning.

If you want some summer reading on the subject, you'll find a number of good books mentioned in the Family Life area.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

I run the police academy at Seminole Community Colleg in Sanford, Florida (just North of Orlando). As we run a tough academy (with drill instructors, physical training, etc.), I would advise you to be doing your push-ups, sit-ups, and especially running far in advance.

Also, have your mind set right. Too many of our recruits come into the academy and take things too personally. They get caught up in the soap opera of the academy environment and distracted from their task at hand: to learn, improve, and graduate.

Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions.