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Hpim0309_max50

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So after a very long 2 and a half years of processing and applying and testing I have finally been accepted to the Columbus Division of Police. I will be starting in the academy Feb 22, 2010. I'm so excited. Any bits of advice or thoughts of what to expect are greatly appreciated. I'm so excited to finally be starting my career. It's been a long time coming and I couldn't be happier.

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Took you 2 and a half years, not bad. I was told by an officer that the average is two years. I'm at one and a half so this is a motivation booste. Glad you made it!! see you on the other side soon!!

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Congrats man, stick with it and you'll be alright.

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You were in the military so you know the drill. Eyes and ears open mouth shut. Surround yourself with the best while at the academy. Watch out and beware the three "B's." Congrats and good luck. O'h by the way welcome to your glass house.

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Columbus, Ohio? If so, congrats. I was chatting with a CPD officer not long ago and he was saying how the hiring freeze was in place and no further academies would be starting anytime soon. Regardless of Ohio or not, great job on getting in and sticking with it!

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congrats! keep your head up and focus and you will make it just fine!

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Good work man. Hope I'm right behind you.

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Congrads on the Academy.  Make sure you PT is good and make sure you study through out.  Don't be that guy that waits till the last week.

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Thanks all. Good luck elaken. Mossman yes Columbus Police. It took me forever to get in. I finished their process in time for the class that President Obama saved but they cut the class size just before I finished and was too high on the list to get in that class. Iron I think it all just depends on where you're at. If it hadn't been for the economy I would have been out of the academy for just under a year. I am really looking forward to getting more information on when and where to report. So far all I have is an effective date of employment. No word yet on when to report for orientation or anything like that

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That's awesome! Congrats on getting in finally. I'll keep an eye out for you as I visit Columbus occasionally. Best of luck.

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Congrats, I had not heard CPD was starting an academy . I heard we are hiring three officers this year. Two will be from our part time ranks and the third will be a new hire.

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Thanks CMH. I got word back in August that this was a possiblity and started to re-do part of the process again (Poly, stress, physical, and psych). Stay safe

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Congratulations. Keep your ego in check. Listen and learn. Watch your off duty conduct. Focus.

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Congratulations. Keep your ego in check. Listen and learn. Watch your off duty conduct. Focus.          The Chief is Always Right!


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Congrats!  Told you it could be a long process.  Why anyone thinks applying for a LE job only takes a few weeks is beyond me.


Like others said, keep your mouth shut and your eyes and ears open.  Don't worry about absorbing everything that is taught, nobody ever does.  Just keep Officer Safety in mind....even in the Academy.  Good luck.


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Congrats and good luck!


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Congrats! : )


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I got word on Wed that I have my orientation on the 23rd and I went yesterday to get sized for my uniforms.

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Congrats and good luck!

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I got word on Wed that I have my orientation on the 23rd and I went yesterday to get sized for my uniforms.



You're on your way!!

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Congrats and good luck on your new career.


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Congratulations, brother. I live in Marion, Ohio and am presently in their academy. Unlike yours we have to pay to go, and in my opinion, it is very sloppy. I would love to go to Columbus. I lived there for many years and also in Grove City. Good luck and stay on top of your SPO's!!!

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Congratulations, brother. I live in Marion, Ohio and am presently in their academy. Unlike yours we have to pay to go, and in my opinion, it is very sloppy. I would love to go to Columbus. I lived there for many years and also in Grove City. Good luck and stay on top of your SPO's!!!



Thanks, Good luck with the remainder of your academy. Gonna sound naiive....but what are SPO's? I know what SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures) are but I haven't heard of SPO's

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Congrats, enjoy.


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SPO's are student performance objectives, which our whole academy is based on. Everything we learn from definitions and amendments to felony stops and firearms are all SPO's, about 2,000 in total with many having 5-12 parts of the answer. Anyway, the final test from OPOTA is 200 of these 2,000 SPO's, 40 are on laws and crime elements, the rest spread out from everything we have learned.

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That's great you got into this years academy.  I heard that this might be it for this year. Well get ready for a long 6 months , it'll be worth it . With your military background , it should be easier for you then some of the rest. I wish you the best ,and with me working at a neighboring county maybe after you graduate I'll see you on the westside.  Good luck

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Congratulations.. Study hard and take a lot notes and you should be fine...

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CPD,


I remember you from over a year ago.


You have persevered and overcome so much already. Just relax and enjoy. I am sure a guy with your determination and focus will have no problems in the academy.
 
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Oops miised your thread....


Congratulations!!!


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