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What is the police academy like?

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The academy is challenging both physically and mentally. It sounds like you are very athletic from your bio, so that shouldn't be a problem. The academics can be tough if you don't have good study habits. Find a good study partner and stick with him/her. Something no one will tell you, but I will: the academy staff is looking for mature individuals that make good judgment calls and ask responsibly. Even your off duty time at the academy can be monitored. The friends you hang out with, places you go and even the music you listen to can be used to judge you. This may not seem fair, but it is the real world. You're on the right track. Keep focused!

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The Kentucky State Police Academy was rough, physically and mentally. It was 22 weeks of stress that made me a better person today. I hated it everyday when I was there, but I would do it again in a heart beat.


I love each day like its my last! Why do we are have to be so serious?

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I'm in the academy right now (about to wrap up week two) and I can tell you that it's definitely intense. I went into the academy in great physical shape but even still I'm getting destroyed out there physically because for the first four weeks or so it seems that nothing can be done right. It is enjoyable, though; I've known the people in my class only nine days now but it feels like I've known them for years. It's horrible fun...that's the best way that I can think to describe it.

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I think "horrible fun" is fitting.

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trstnprice said:

What is the police academy like?

One of the hardest things I've done. You need to be prepared - but so far, the job has been easier from a physical point of view. Mentally though, there are things that you can't possibly train for.

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No matter what you do or say, you are wrong. I don't care what it is. That philosophy stands for about the first couple of weeks. Then they mold your mind to think like a cop.

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Yes, "Mentally Challenging". Its not something one would line up to do twice.

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LOVED the academy. You do have to stay focused and study, but it is alot of fun!!


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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How would a 24 year old female hold up in the academy? Also, I'm getting my associates degree, how will that be beneficial to me?

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AmyM said:

How would a 24 year old female hold up in the academy? Also, I'm getting my associates degree, how will that be beneficial to me?

Amy,

I am 27 and plan on going through the academy. I have seen others my age do just fine. My advice is to get as much info as you can on it and what your state requires you to pass, train before hand. Another thing is don’t be taking college classes and try going through the academy at the same time HUGE mistake that I made and because of it I have to wait another 3 months. As for your schooling it should help with the book part of the academy but be physically ready…


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Trstnprice,

I would tell you the same thing get as much info about the police academy that you will be attending this way you can be a little ahead of the game… But again I have not been through it. This is just some advice I have been given… Also read through the post about the academy that should help as well… Good Luck…


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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What training (besides camp cadet) is there for a 14 year old?

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do certain police agencies sprey they cadets and if so do they sprey the ones that have asthma not that it matters cause im going to do it regardless

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deon, I assume you are talking about oc, pepper spray, or "mace" when you talk about spray. If your academy doesn't expose you to the effects of pepper spray, you should seek it out on your own. You don't want your first experience with pepper spray being when "a fight ensued". Good luck to you.

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AmyM, I've got several women in my class right now that and a few of them are older than 24 (a couple in their late twenties). Some departments give incentive pay for degrees, some don't...some require them, some don't...some it helps with the hiring process, some it doesn't. And Deon, yes some academies do spray their recruits...even the asthmatics.

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recurit, how are your standings in the academy right now?

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He better be top of his class.

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F-N-A

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Stay focused, learn the laws and do not take the yelling and screaming by your DI's personal! They want to see if you will break under pressure, stick with it, a great career!

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Top of the class...I haven't been picked to be the Duty Officer yet (it seems that right now they're going through people who were either already correctional deputies, had military experience, or went through part of an academy before and dropped out for the DO position). We've gone through four learning domains so far, I've scored 100% on the exam...I think there're only four of us (out of 94) with 100%. So it's going well so far. Thanks for asking Odin.

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no prob boot stay with it. now do better than 100%.

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What is the best way to get into police academy? I live in kennesaw georgia,just don't know where to start . What kind of shape do I need to be in as far as running, push ups and stuff like that anyone in my area would be a great help to hear from you .

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AmyM, I was 24 when I went through the academy. I was also a single mother and managed to graduate Valedictorian of my academy class with a 100.7 average. If you apply yourself you can do anything.


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

"Well-behaved women rarely make history"

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hey i am about to go to the california highway patrol academy and the things they have told me got me excited and at the same time im worried not because of the relocation but because of the running i can do the mile and a half but the four miles and a half is going to kill me help if anyone have any advice im open to them

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hey not that i am in to much trouble but do they really look at your credit and stuff and determin if you are good for the job the only thing that i got that i have to pay off is the bank

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Keep your head up if you have decent credit. I would not worry about it if you tried to pay yor bills. Just go out there and knock them off their feet.
Craig


I love each day like its my last! Why do we are have to be so serious?

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I hated the ACADEMY with passion and would never do it again. However I have made life long friends. STRESS MONSTER WITH THE EXTRAS............................

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ODIN,you sound so much like an old flight sergeant i used to have. Its very amusing.


Everything you do can get you killed, including doing nothing at all..

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Deon, if you're already going to the academy why stress about your credit? For the CHP the credit history is covered in the background, which you had to have passed to advance to the further stages of the hiring process. As for the running, I was running 1 1/2 - 2 miles at home pre-academy...bumped it up to three a couple times. In the academy we're running 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 miles twice a week. Don't worry about the running, you'll get through it. It's amazing how you can keep going when you realize that, should you stop, you're screwed because you're going to be pushing for days....

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