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Hi my name is Kayla. I am 21 years old and have finally decided to do what I want with my life instead of being told what I can and can't do.I have decided on the sherrif's dept in Marshall, MO to apply to. I have a couple of questions and was hoping I can get some answers. I would like to know what you would suggest for a female to get physically fit before police academy? (I'm not in that great of shape) What should I know and expect before entering police academy? Im sure I will have more questions later on but those are the ones I have time to ask at the moment. Thank you for all your replies!

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The best way to get in shape for a person that does not work out much or is beginning a regimin for police purposes would be to run, do push ups, and sit ups. Most states are switching to an obstacle type course for their physical fitness test, but most of the tests are based on endurance. Running seems pretty easy, but there are several different ways to train using running. You can build speed, endurance, strength by doing differnent types of workouts. Push ups and sit ups are good whole body exercises. There are several variations of them as well.


As far as advice for the academy.....go in open minded. Learn as much as you can. Don't try to throw around all your experience and try to "teach" the instructors. I have seen that far too often. You are there to learn how to be a police officer and how to do it safely. What you learn will keep you away from lawsuits and away from an early funeral.

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Good luck in your path towards a law enforcement career. Try going to your local police department and speak to a recruiter on the requirements (physically). Sometimes they may have the requirements posted on the department's website, so look around. Good luck and welcome to PL.

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Hi my name is Kayla. I am 21 years old and have finally decided to do what I want with my life instead of being told what I can and can't do.I have decided on the sherrif's dept in Marshall, MO to apply to. I have a couple of questions and was hoping I can get some answers. I would like to know what you would suggest for a female to get physically fit before police academy? (I'm not in that great of shape) What should I know and expect before entering police academy? Im sure I will have more questions later on but those are the ones I have time to ask at the moment. Thank you for all your replies!



 


Don't like  being told what to do! Just wait.


All kidding aside, schultzy04 said it. Your brain is your best weapon. Use it. Make a plan, commit to it and accomplish your goals.


""Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes"
Alexander Dumas-The Count of Monte Christo

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Welcome to Police Link, Kayla and Hello from Ohio!!


Schultzy and SGT405 pretty much said it all. And like MisterDeJesus said, check with the agency on their standards. If you don't belong to a gym or fitness center, it might be worthwhile to join one. Then you can get into a specialized routine to target your needs.


Best wishes to you.


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Go for the prize. It is within reach. From a fellow Missourian. Best to you. Keep the ego in check.

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In addition to those things mentioned above........... you will be required to get over a 6 foot wall and a 6 foot fence or similar.  Most females have had some relative difficulty scaling and getting over said walls or fence. Find a facility that has such a wall or fence and start working on getting over it (so to speak).  Leg strength and endurance are key physical factors in your training for both the physical agility test as well as your eventual physical training in the academy.


As for being told what you can and can't do......... Am I correct in drawing from that statement that you don't like being told that you should not pr can't work in a particular field such as law enforcement because you're a girl?  Get used to that........ maybe even from some in your family and many of those who you thought were your friends. 

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Speaking as a female who spent 31 years in law enforcement, you are entering a predominantly male profession. Let me echo what SkoolCop said........get used to it. Even when I made chief, there were still doubting thomases who questioned my choice of profession. You have to develop a thick skin, and maintain an unwavering belief in yourself, in spite of the naysayers. Good luck...........DON'T let them steal your dream. It's worth all the work, in the long run. I wouldn't trade my 31 years for anything.

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Speaking as a female who spent 31 years in law enforcement, you are entering a predominantly male profession. Let me echo what SkoolCop said........get used to it. Even when I made chief, there were still doubting thomases who questioned my choice of profession. You have to develop a thick skin, and maintain an unwavering belief in yourself, in spite of the naysayers. Good luck...........DON'T let them steal your dream. It's worth all the work, in the long run. I wouldn't trade my 31 years for anything.



 


Bump. Well said.


""Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes"
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Thank you for all your replies.. I would also like to clarify when I said I don't like to be told what I can and can't do would refer to my last relationship of never being good enough for anyone (totally over it) .. I have no problem with authority just pointing that out.. Thank you again!!

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Thank you for all your replies.. I would also like to clarify when I said I don't like to be told what I can and can't do would refer to my last relationship of never being good enough for anyone (totally over it) .. I have no problem with authority just pointing that out.. Thank you again!!



 


We know.  It was just our attempt at humor. You seem to have a good head on your shoulders and a great attitude. Just try to fit in with us men while  keeping your character intact. It will be hard.


""Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes"
Alexander Dumas-The Count of Monte Christo

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Welcome aboard and best of luck! Everyone has already given you great advice, so there is nothing left for me to add. Again, good luck!


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Welcome and best of luck in your pursuit...