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Dallas_max50

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 I finally got confirmation today that I passed the psych eval I took two weeks ago and I am a go for the Grand Prairie Police Department Academy in Texas. I'm so daggum excited I don't know what to do with myself. I know this is only the begginning and I have a ways to go, but I can't wait. Thanks for the advice I received on here. 

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Best wishes in the academy! Keep us posted on your progress!!


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Congratulations.

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CONGRATS!!!

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Congratulations!!!! 


 


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Congratulations. Keep us posted on how it goes...

Dallas_max50

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 Thanks all! Will do, I start in June and its 28 weeks.

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 Congrats Mark!! I know you are thrilled!! That is awesome.. best of luck to you!! :)  


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Congratulations and good luck!


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 Thanks! Yes I'm extremely excited and can't wait to get started.

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 Congrats! 

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In? IN? You're kidding me, right? You ain't in, pre-rook, .... you're standing in line.


And oh, while you're there, drop and give us 25 pushups. No namby-pamby noobs allowed around here. Get your s___ organized and start runnin'. At least 30 minutes a day. Don't calculate the distance. It's all about time.


What? You dinnint do 25? Let me see if I can contact your RTO? (or equivalent). We talk, you know.


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 Lol, I hear ya Sarge. When I said "in" it's referring to getting my foot in the door. Like I stated earlier this is only the beginning and I have a "long" way to go. As far as physical training goes I'll be fine, i just transitioned out of the corps. I train with a 45lb weight vest while running and other cross fit exercises, this isn't to say I won't get broken off when I get there because I'm more than positive I will. Thanks for the input

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Congratulations!


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markcwell, those push-ups you did for us in cyberspace were AWESOME.  LOL

Dallas_max50

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 Thanks!, @MarlyB I think I still have to do a few more lol. 

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best of luck there young fella, stay focused, train, get all the distracting things in your life settled and out of the way prior to the academy. keep in touch when you have time and give us updates, please.

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 @MIKIESPLACE Thanks! That's the plane to ensure I'm able to give my all because this awesome opportunity at a great career. I will definitely keep you all informed.

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Congratulations and good luck!

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 Congrats! Now go out and do your best!

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TheSarge says ...



In? IN? You're kidding me, right? You ain't in, pre-rook, .... you're standing in line.


And oh, while you're there, drop and give us 25 pushups. No namby-pamby noobs allowed around here. Get your s___ organized and start runnin'. At least 30 minutes a day. Don't calculate the distance. It's all about time.


What? You dinnint do 25? Let me see if I can contact your RTO? (or equivalent). We talk, you know.



I was going to say...... For me, getting accepted into, starting and successfully graduating the academy was well into year 4 out of my 15 year quest before I finally got my so called "foot in the door."  A big step forward maybe but still ONLY a step, keeping things into proper perspective.  A pat on the back with a handshake and good-luck wishes is all you get with that.  Good-luck with that because successful graduation is still a far way off yet. (HINT:  It's OK to be excited but it is more important that you stay humble knowing there is much work to be done)


As The Sarge says, if you haven't already, you better start NOW with your running and push-ups.  WHY?  Because when your DAY ZERO cometh, you will find yourself in the front leaning rest position in the throws of more push-ups in one day than you have done your entire lifetime since the Corp. (I just saw that you have transitioned from the USMC.... still just the same) and it will be too late to come to that as the realization sweeps over you that you should have listened and prepared.  And I can also attest to the assertion that Tac-Staff talks to Tac-Staff. 

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 @SkoolCop, thanks for the advice. Believe me all I gave myself was a half a$$ pat on the back for maybe 24hours, because I know it will be an uphill battle from now on. I will definitely  continue to improve as I know like you stated day zero is way too late. I will continue to stay humble as I have so much to learn and wonder how I will be able to absorb it all. 

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 @SkoolCop, thanks for the advice. Believe me all I gave myself was a half a$$ pat on the back for maybe 24hours, because I know it will be an uphill battle from now on. I will definitely  continue to improve as I know like you stated day zero is way too late. I will continue to stay humble as I have so much to learn and wonder how I will be able to absorb it all. 



You'll do it just like you did it in boot camp...... Shut up, listen, do as you are told and repeat.  With your experience, the likelihood is you may get some pseudo leadership roll to get all your fellow cadets on the same page.  Remember?  You are no different than the grape in front of, behind or next to you on either side, nor are they different from you.  Sound familiar?  The faster your class comes together as a class, the smoother the process and let the learning begin.  Your boot camp and time in the Corp. will serve you well if you allow it to.  That is an advantage I did not have.  Lucky for me, I had many friends who shared those B/C experiences with me and I was smart enough to listen.   

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 Congratulations and best of luck to you.

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 Sounds exactly like it. I made sure I lost any sense of entitlement I thought I may have earned doing my job in the military when I made the decision to switch careers. That's what I heard about the class coming together faster everything will get smoother. The best thing that could've happen to me was going on a ride along and the officer I went with had served in the Army and broke it down to me. I'm sure they will look to me for some sort of leadership which I am up for, as well as taking a back seat and listening to those with experience other than mines. Like you said you were smart enough to listen and I hope to be able to do the same.

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congratulations, and remember that are almost always people who fail to complete the academy, so pay attention and don't do anything stupid.

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Cedardale says ...



......EDITED...... and don't do anything stupid.



OMG....... BY ALL MEANS DON'T!!!!!  I HAVE SEEN THIS HAPPEN IN THE FINAL WEEK NO LESS.

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 @Cedetdale & SkoolCop, don't I know it. A guy I know got dismissed the last week of his academy for misconduct. I will be taking it day by day and week by week.