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What have you been told the Academy will be like that really scares the "Begeezus" out of you?


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I was told more lies than anything else, taught by "instructors" some of which had only been a year out of field training themselves. I was told that if I worked hard, and earned the award for graduating in the top ten percent (which I did) of my class of 2100 recruits, I would get the command of my choice after graduation. I didn't get it. The sloppy kid in the back of the room with the 72 average got his choice. He knew people. I was told that the NYPD Patrol Guide, all 1500 pages of it, is exactly that, just a "guide." That is until someone thinks your interpretation of the rules is wrong, then the Patrol Guide is the Bible, carved in stone. Guess what? You're now screwed. I was told "Things will get better", they haven't. I was told "Get promoted, you'll get more respect." I did, and don't. I was told "We know the salary isn't fair, but at least you can build it up with overtime for your pension." They are now capping overtime. I've discovered along the way to learn on my own, adapt and overcome, enjoy my weekends (at work), and hopefully live long enough after retirement to enjoy what is left of my life with my family.

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Ahhhhhhh.........the breath of fresh air that is the grizzled old "VET"..........sharing words of wisdom.  I am with ya all the way Blue.  They teach us the "White Picket Fence / Rose Colored Glasses" version, then throw us to the wolves and expect us to hold them at bay with a dull #2 pencil while the media and a herd of Liberal lawyers look over our shoulder. 


By the way, retirement is great.....I recommend it highly.


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Square needle in the left nut....


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NYPD_Blue says ...



I was told more lies than anything else, taught by "instructors" some of which had only been a year out of field training themselves. I was told that if I worked hard, and earned the award for graduating in the top ten percent (which I did) of my class of 2100 recruits, I would get the command of my choice after graduation. I didn't get it. The sloppy kid in the back of the room with the 72 average got his choice. He knew people. I was told that the NYPD Patrol Guide, all 1500 pages of it, is exactly that, just a "guide." That is until someone thinks your interpretation of the rules is wrong, then the Patrol Guide is the Bible, carved in stone. Guess what? You're now screwed. I was told "Things will get better", they haven't. I was told "Get promoted, you'll get more respect." I did, and don't. I was told "We know the salary isn't fair, but at least you can build it up with overtime for your pension." They are now capping overtime. I've discovered along the way to learn on my own, adapt and overcome, enjoy my weekends (at work), and hopefully live long enough after retirement to enjoy what is left of my life with my family.



I think they all lie to you, not just NYPD.


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 Every female in our class had a job before they graduated,  So it not about how many pushups you can do or how well you shoot,  your right its about who you know or whether they need your gender