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 After four years of testing, college, Military, and more... I finally made it.  I got accepted into the San Antonio PD Academy!  I'll see you all in the private forums in a little over 7 months :P  Thanks to everyone from PL who has given me wisdom and bits of advice for not only testing, but the career in general.  I can't wait!


"Train like there is no tomorrow, and there will be a tomorrow!" - Unknown

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Congrats!! Go in with an open mind and learn as much as you can.

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Congrats and good luck! 


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Congrats and best wishes as you pursue your dream!

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Congrats and good luck.

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Congratulations...

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Congratuations. I am also going to give some advice. I have seen a few recruits generally near the end of the academy training see the light at the end of the tunnel and get a little cocky and get a case of the swelled head. Generally it involved drinking and passing themselves off as a police officer. It has been the kiss of death to several recruits. Keep the ego in check and don't be this person. I wish you a safe and rewarding career.

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 Congratulations !!!!!


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Congrats & good luck.

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Congrats. Good luck.


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Congratulations, ArmyMP31B!!


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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!


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Congratuations. I am also going to give some advice. I have seen a few recruits generally near the end of the academy training see the light at the end of the tunnel and get a little cocky and get a case of the swelled head. Generally it involved drinking and passing themselves off as a police officer. It has been the kiss of death to several recruits. Keep the ego in check and don't be this person. I wish you a safe and rewarding career.



Sound and true,  Hooah! Congrats, now you are almost there,!  Do us and you proud and graduate, make probation!

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Congrats!!!

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Congratulations and good luck to you.

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Congratulations! The adventure begins. I envy you. Mine is ending and it was a great ride.


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Thank you all and thank you for the continued advice, I will take it to heart and not act-a-fool haha.


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Well shoot, might as well start right away.


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Thank you all and thank you for the continued advice, I will take it to heart and not act-a-fool haha.



 


 


Its like army life, eyes and ears open, mouth shut. The only real important  message I can give is to remember that army life is behind you. Treat civilians as respectfully and calmly as possible. You have to be able  to use the skills when necessary and turn them off when not. I have seen too many cops come from military background treat encounters with the general public the same as they would the criminal element or even other soldiers. It is a whole different ballgame if you want them on your side.


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So glad to see this said! One again, yet another piece of excellent advice from one of the seasoned officers here.  GREAT perspective on the law enforcement officer's relationship with civilians - on the streets, and on these boards.  As it must be!!


THAT relationship is the reason why our streets differ from countries who have never known the freedoms we enjoy.


So much to be proud of this type of cop!


Civilian MarlyB


 


 


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ArmyMP31B says ...



Thank you all and thank you for the continued advice, I will take it to heart and not act-a-fool haha.



 


 


Its like army life, eyes and ears open, mouth shut. The only real important  message I can give is to remember that army life is behind you. Treat civilians as respectfully and calmly as possible. You have to be able  to use the skills when necessary and turn them off when not. I have seen too many cops come from military background treat encounters with the general public the same as they would the criminal element or even other soldiers. It is a whole different ballgame if you want them on your side.


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Congratulations!


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 Congratulations!

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MarlyB,


Spot on. We differ from the military doctrine even though we are considered "paramilitary". We are public servants. The old cliche "we pay your salary" happens to be true. The public at large are our bosses. Not vice-versa. In my world I will give any member of this great society the respect and calmness they deserve up to a point. When they escalate I will also  accordingly.


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Yes and thank you to ALL the fine law enforcement officers who have never served in the military as well as those who have!  Thank you for your tact and thoroughly professional service!  I am so proud of you all!


 

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Congrats!!!!!!! I can't wait to achieve this feeling!

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Congratulations!!!  Best of luck to you and your new LE Career!  :)


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 You are in the home stretch now!  I just wanted to stop in and congratulate you as well as thank you for your service.


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