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Posted about 1 year ago

 

Hey all,


    I am planning on attending a police academy in Texas starting in January. I have seen on message boards that one of the things you should study is the Texas Penal Code. Anyone have advice on which codes to start with? Also, are there codes I should memorize and others I should just be aware of or should I memorize as much as humanly possible. I am trying to do as much prep (mental and physical) for the academy as possible so that I can perform well. I'd be greatful for any advice on this particular topic or others which you would like to suggest.


I am also reading the suggestions in the rest of the forum, just hadn't seen this particular question posted yet.


 


                                        Thanks for your help!

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They will teach you in the academy. I am curious if you self sponsor or if an agency is sending you?

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 Wait until January when you go to the academy. That's the best way to learn. The instructors will emphasize which sections to memorize. Spend time focusing on the physical part right now and relax on the mental part. The academy will challenge you enough mentally! Good luck!


 


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Thanks for the replies so far! I know that the academy is going to teach me a lot and stretch me a lot. Thats great! I love to learn. However, I have been through many educational courses and know that I do better with the information if I have had even a little preview. It helps me to make connections faster and make them stick longer.


uncledennis1: In answer to your question, I will be self sponsoring. I have been unable to apply for many departments because of a recently ended contract with my current employer. Due to my vision, I cannot apply directly to most of the larger departments that have the ability to pay for me to attend the academy. However, there are many small departments that advertise jobs for individuals who have succesfully completed the training and certification. I'm hoping to get a start in one such department until I can get LASIK.


My eyesight isn't that bad and is easily corrected with LASIK, but I can't afford that right now. There is a support structure near the academy I plan to attend that makes it financially possible for me to do so.


My decision to attend the academy first instead of getting LASIK is based on the idea that it is often better to spend money and time improving your mind before improving your body (which may or may not last depending on genetic and environmental factors). Please note that I will be training rigorously for the academy and (hopefully) the police force after that. I understand the need for a high level of fitness for sworn officers.


Thoughts on that idea for LE careers would be welcome!

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All academys differ to a degree They will let you know,when there,what is expected of you.You will take copious notes and be given much study material.I worked a large city in a large state and we were given books (condensed form) containing city and county codes and ordinances (both criminal and traffic),state statutes,(both criminal and traffic) and frederal laws.We carried them in our bags/cases throughout our career.I was stunded ,following graduation from the academy about how much I didn't know about the law prior to the academy.It peaked  my interest to the point that I did a year of law school following my college degrees.

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bump to everyone---I knew nothing about the Texas Penal Code until I entered the academy, heard horror stories about how hard the test would be.   If I recall correctly, we spent about a week only in class-lecture on it.  During the week I studied every night what we had covered that day, (that's all the studying I did) Was told I had the highest grade in the class.  I was the worst in the class in PT, so I had to excel at something, LOL.  


I wouldn't sweat it---if you're a good student ---you'll do fine.   

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Thanks all, I know that they will give me the info I need. I will probably just start practicing memory and test taking taking. Thanks for the advice!