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I Start the academy tomorrow.  I have to admit, I'm a tiny bit anxious.  Wish me luck!  And if anyone wants to fill me in on what sort of things to expect.... anything at all please,  feel free

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Pay attention, take copious notes, then review then nightly, and remember it is a full time job with OT going to the academy.  Don't get to partying with your classmates at opposed to studying after class.

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Pay attention, take copious notes, then review then nightly, and remember it is a full time job with OT going to the academy.  Don't get to partying with your classmates at opposed to studying after class.



I'll have to agree with Casscocop's response if you wish to be academically successful in the academy. You will receive tons of information within a short time period, so attending everyday will be crucial. Missing one day will throw you off for a bit, so only miss if you really, really, really have to! Be sure to share your tasing and pepper spray training experiences! 


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The best advice was given by Casscocop. I would like to add this however. You are not a cop you are a student. Keep your ego in check. I have seen many in the academy pass themselves off as officers and dig a very deep hole that they cannot climb out of and end up in the unemployment line. Use your noodle and keep your mind and ears open and mouth shut.

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The best advice was given by Casscocop. I would like to add this however. You are not a cop you are a student. Keep your ego in check. I have seen many in the academy pass themselves off as officers and dig a very deep hole that they cannot climb out of and end up in the unemployment line. Use your noodle and keep your mind and ears open and mouth shut.



               EXACTLY!!!


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chiefdennis says ...



The best advice was given by Casscocop. I would like to add this however. You are not a cop you are a student. Keep your ego in check. I have seen many in the academy pass themselves off as officers and dig a very deep hole that they cannot climb out of and end up in the unemployment line. Use your noodle and keep your mind and ears open and mouth shut.



Agreed! 


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There gonna teach u about laws



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I am hoping to get hired on with a city police force in my state in a few months and then I will be going to the academy. Good to keep all of this in mind for my reserve training now and (hopefully) for then.


I got O.C.'d a week ago. Good grief that was tough. Still, I am glad to have done it. I just hope I don't have to do it again.

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much appreciation for all of the good advise.  Thanks a bunch to those who responded.  3 days of academy are now behind me and I am enjoying it a great deal.  I believe that I ended up in the right place.  the academy I am attending has instructors I'm almost compelled to applaud when their finished with instruction.  Just a ton if information true, it's all thrown at you at a fairly quick pace but these guys are delivering the information in such a concise and to the point manner that I don't have much problem retaining it.  I couldn't be happier to have made the decision to attend.


good advice Chiefdennis, and yes, I am certainly making it a point to keep a conservitive tounge in my mouth.  I only speak when I'm asked basically I'm too busy listening and taking copious amounts of notes like you've mentioned casscop.  I'm signed for taser training which I'll recieve in two weeks.  So yeah, I'll be sure and share once I've had the pleasure of voltage.  Should I wear a diaper for that?  I'll have to re-check the schedule to see when I get the O.C. in the face... I'm a sick man cause I do strangely look forward to it.  So yeah, only three days so far, just hoping I stay as happy with it as I am currently.  It's still too early to tell of course, but I believe I'll be attending the graduation at the end of summer.  I intend to achieve the perfect attendance award...

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Good Luck Eric!! Best wishes

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much appreciation for all of the good advise.  Thanks a bunch to those who responded.  3 days of academy are now behind me and I am enjoying it a great deal.  I believe that I ended up in the right place.  the academy I am attending has instructors I'm almost compelled to applaud when their finished with instruction.  Just a ton if information true, it's all thrown at you at a fairly quick pace but these guys are delivering the information in such a concise and to the point manner that I don't have much problem retaining it.  I couldn't be happier to have made the decision to attend.


good advice Chiefdennis, and yes, I am certainly making it a point to keep a conservitive tounge in my mouth.  I only speak when I'm asked basically I'm too busy listening and taking copious amounts of notes like you've mentioned casscop.  I'm signed for taser training which I'll recieve in two weeks.  So yeah, I'll be sure and share once I've had the pleasure of voltage.  Should I wear a diaper for that?  I'll have to re-check the schedule to see when I get the O.C. in the face... I'm a sick man cause I do strangely look forward to it.  So yeah, only three days so far, just hoping I stay as happy with it as I am currently.  It's still too early to tell of course, but I believe I'll be attending the graduation at the end of summer.  I intend to achieve the perfect attendance award...



Even though keeping your moth shut in general is a good idea, do not hesitate to ask questions if you don't understand a topic, chances if you don't understand it others don't either.


No, you don't need a diaper for taser training, just need to relax, it's as easy as falling off a log (or falling on the floor).

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 Good luck and I wish you the best!


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Casscocop says ...



Billy_ says ...



much appreciation for all of the good advise.  Thanks a bunch to those who responded.  3 days of academy are now behind me and I am enjoying it a great deal.  I believe that I ended up in the right place.  the academy I am attending has instructors I'm almost compelled to applaud when their finished with instruction.  Just a ton if information true, it's all thrown at you at a fairly quick pace but these guys are delivering the information in such a concise and to the point manner that I don't have much problem retaining it.  I couldn't be happier to have made the decision to attend.


good advice Chiefdennis, and yes, I am certainly making it a point to keep a conservitive tounge in my mouth.  I only speak when I'm asked basically I'm too busy listening and taking copious amounts of notes like you've mentioned casscop.  I'm signed for taser training which I'll recieve in two weeks.  So yeah, I'll be sure and share once I've had the pleasure of voltage.  Should I wear a diaper for that?  I'll have to re-check the schedule to see when I get the O.C. in the face... I'm a sick man cause I do strangely look forward to it.  So yeah, only three days so far, just hoping I stay as happy with it as I am currently.  It's still too early to tell of course, but I believe I'll be attending the graduation at the end of summer.  I intend to achieve the perfect attendance award...



Even though keeping your moth shut in general is a good idea, do not hesitate to ask questions if you don't understand a topic, chances if you don't understand it others don't either.


No, you don't need a diaper for taser training, just need to relax, it's as easy as falling off a log (or falling on the floor).



Relax before because when those prongs hit you, they will probably take all the relax right out of you.

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Talon says ...



chiefdennis says ...



The best advice was given by Casscocop. I would like to add this however. You are not a cop you are a student. Keep your ego in check. I have seen many in the academy pass themselves off as officers and dig a very deep hole that they cannot climb out of and end up in the unemployment line. Use your noodle and keep your mind and ears open and mouth shut.



Agreed! 



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Billy_ says ...



much appreciation for all of the good advise.  Thanks a bunch to those who responded.  3 days of academy are now behind me and I am enjoying it a great deal.  I believe that I ended up in the right place.  the academy I am attending has instructors I'm almost compelled to applaud when their finished with instruction.  Just a ton if information true, it's all thrown at you at a fairly quick pace but these guys are delivering the information in such a concise and to the point manner that I don't have much problem retaining it.  I couldn't be happier to have made the decision to attend.


good advice Chiefdennis, and yes, I am certainly making it a point to keep a conservitive tounge in my mouth.  I only speak when I'm asked basically I'm too busy listening and taking copious amounts of notes like you've mentioned casscop.  I'm signed for taser training which I'll recieve in two weeks.  So yeah, I'll be sure and share once I've had the pleasure of voltage.  Should I wear a diaper for that?  I'll have to re-check the schedule to see when I get the O.C. in the face... I'm a sick man cause I do strangely look forward to it.  So yeah, only three days so far, just hoping I stay as happy with it as I am currently.  It's still too early to tell of course, but I believe I'll be attending the graduation at the end of summer.  I intend to achieve the perfect attendance award...



Even though keeping your moth shut in general is a good idea, do not hesitate to ask questions if you don't understand a topic, chances if you don't understand it others don't either.


No, you don't need a diaper for taser training, just need to relax, it's as easy as falling off a log (or falling on the floor).



Relax before because when those prongs hit you, they will probably take all the relax right out of you.



haha probably hahaha he said probably....That's funny


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elaken says ...



Casscocop says ...



No, you don't need a diaper for taser training, just need to relax, it's as easy as falling off a log (or falling on the floor).



Relax before because when those prongs hit you, they will probably take all the relax right out of you.



haha probably hahaha he said probably....That's funny



You'll be about as relaxed as this guy...


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Remember "What Happens at the Academy, DOES NOT Stay at the Academy!" 


Your "Off Hours" activities (Indiana L.E.A. is a "stay the night" academy). will follow you throughout your career. Don't go out for a drink (it turns into 6 drinks) and don't hook up at the academy, it ALWAYS ends badly. And it will ALWAYS be funny to everybody else .... I still laugh. 

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Billy you asked if you should wear a diaper when tazed. That all "Depends".

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Billy you asked if you should wear a diaper when tazed. That all "Depends".


 


Ha! nice one chief.  And in_the_bend, I'll deffo keep that in mind.  I almost never drink so this should be easy for me.  My potential time spent with other recruits is fairly limited after hours.  It's not an "overnight" academy and my drive home takes just over an hour so, a little dinner, review/study of material and it's pretty much off to bed.  Today seemed slightly longer than the previous ones.  It was all about "communication obsticles"  and "cultural diversity"  *yawn*  I know they are both important subjects to be aware of but I had a hard time being excited about them to say the least.  "which way to the firing range?" I found myself thinking


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chiefdennis says ...



Billy you asked if you should wear a diaper when tazed. That all "Depends".


 


Ha! nice one chief.  And in_the_bend, I'll deffo keep that in mind.  I almost never drink so this should be easy for me.  My potential time spent with other recruits is fairly limited after hours.  It's not an "overnight" academy and my drive home takes just over an hour so, a little dinner, review/study of material and it's pretty much off to bed.  Today seemed slightly longer than the previous ones.  It was all about "communication obsticles"  and "cultural diversity"  *yawn*  I know they are both important subjects to be aware of but I had a hard time being excited about them to say the least.  "which way to the firing range?" I found myself thinking




Sounds like your doing OK, if you got too excited about "cultural diversity" i would be worried. 

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So... How was the rest of your training?  I go in a little over a week and am trying to find a couple success stories to calm my nerves.


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abraaten. You need to take a deep breath and relax. You are way over thinking this.

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Not only that, but Billy hasn't been on the site for 2 years, and chances of him answering are pretty slim :)


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