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Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Good day all,


I start the academy on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. With these last two weeks before the academy passing by quickly I am wondering what else do I need to do to prepare for the academy. Are there any particular work-outs or any specific material I need to look over before the academy. My dad is a Captain in the PD and he is going to give me boot shining lessons, so I have that aspect covered. Am I missing anything or do I need to get anything else done before the 24th?


 


Thanks!

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If you haven't already been running and getting in shape then it's probably too late. Did they give you a manual or a guide that you can look over? Rules and stuff?


Use these two weeks to prepare yourself mentally for the funeral of the old you.


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Yeah, here's what you forgot to do: Relax !


You should already know what the Academy requires on the first day.


Here's what else you can do to prepare: Turn off your cellphone from 0800 to 1700 hours, or whatever your hours are. Learn to live without having to text or check the internet or use your smartphone during academy hours.


From this point on, learn to drive perfectly. Don't speed or get stopped by the police in your vehicle.


Keep your mouth shut, keep your ears open, do what your told, open your brain and allow yourself to learn new things and try not to be the class moron, idiot or big mouth.


Looks like you're be attending here:  Corpus Christi Police Department's 70th Training Academy.


 


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i worked with a man that got accepted to a PD. he quit his job, ready to enter the academy. the night before friends take him out to celebrate. on his way home from dinner, he gets stopped by the police. he doesn't pass a sobriety  test and is arrested for DUI. there went his police career. plus he had to beg for his job back.

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TheSarge says ...



Yeah, here's what you forgot to do: Relax !


You should already know what the Academy requires on the first day.


Here's what else you can do to prepare: Turn off your cellphone from 0800 to 1700 hours, or whatever your hours are. Learn to live without having to text or check the internet or use your smartphone during academy hours.


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Keep your mouth shut, keep your ears open, do what your told, open your brain and allow yourself to learn new things and try not to be the class moron, idiot or big mouth.


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Good thing cell phones were not around when I went through.......... Pagers were bad enough.  We also had our fair share of morons, idiots and big mouths............ one was all three.  Tell the wife or girlfriend...... NO GIFTS DELIVERED TO THE ACADEMY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES............. that is unless you like being singled out and the soul individual cadet responsible for your whole class doing push-ups and memos.

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Listen to the Sarge...  Relax... Slow Down...  By the time day one gets here you'll be so up tight that you will not act like your self.  Try to remember this is the first day of the rest of your life.  Move forward and take the day as it comes.  It will be hard to plan anything during the academy so don't make any big plans.  It will take all you time.  I worked graveyard dispatch and went to the academy during the day. I did not do as well as I could have.  If I had it to do again would have taken time off from the job.  Even if it would have been hard.  You will look back and see the academy as a pain by fun.  Have some FUN 


Good Luck,  Where have you been since 12-12-08, it looks like this is your first post?????

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Keep in mind while in the academy you are not a cop. You are a recruit. You are the lowest form of life. You walk under whale shit wearing a top hat. My best advice is keep the ego in check. I have seen many academy attendees attempt to pass themselves off as a police officer and end up losing it all. It generally involves a few drinks and normally at the latter portion of the academy. Don't let that person be you. I wish you well.

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Thank you all for the tips. It is correct that I am going to start the academy in Corpus Christi. I have been working out and running a lot. Although I already pass all the physical standards required to pass the academy and continue on to the FTO program, I am not satisfied with my stamina and endurance.


I have also been told to not talk to officers that I know while in class because I am at the bottom of the totem pole.


At first I was planning to celebrate the weekend before the academy begins out in public, I decided it would be more wise to just invite a few close friends over in the privacy of my own home. I do not want to risk my future with the department over one night.


My cell phone is going to stay in my vehicle during instruction. No need to bring it to class.


I wouldn't ever identify myself as a LEO before I complete the academy whether it be in public or around other LEO's. I wouldn't do anything to embarrass myself or my father. Everything I will be doing outside of the academy and during the academy will reflect upon my father.


I have no "Big Shit" ego. I am not planning to go in there actling like I'm the man or anything. As a matter of a fact, I think my ego is kind of weak. I am the youngest cadet. I am only 21 years old so it will be tougher for me. Most of my fellow cadets are already certified peace officers. I want to go in there and not just make friends, but a new family.


I am planning on working out this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and enjoying my last few free days for the following 27 weeks. I hope I am not making a mistake resting the second half of the week.


One thing is for sure! I am excited, nervous, and impatient to begin the academy, but I also cant wait for graduation in May.


Thanks for the tips everybody!