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Hello, I'm gonna keep this post short and straight to the point. My BIG question is.. How long is SWAT training? What do the officers really go through during this training? I ask because everytime I look it up on google it never gives me a response and when I had asked my fiancé a couple months back he wasn't sure when he would be done. I actually haven't heard from him in awhile kinda worried/paranoid. I mean I understand that training is hard but I never expected to go periods of time without hearing from him. When we first met He explained to me his job is his life and it comes first and I understood that. I message him to let him know everyday how proud I am of him. I'm very new to the LEO life and would just like some advice and some help to put my mind at ease..


Thanks in advance!


~Belle~

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hello belle, thanks for contacting us with your concerns, SWAT training does vary from different dept and agencies however i would like you to add some additional info if you would please?  How long have since you have heard from your fiance? how long since you have seen him?  you said your fiance did not know when his training would be done when you asked a few months back? is that how long he has been gone from your life?  do you two live together?  You say you are new to the LEO life? how long have you been together, dating, and how long have you known your police officer?  I am sorry but your statements have thrown up a few red flags for me and i am also concerned.  please stay in touch with us. 

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 Wait, wait, wait.......when you say SWAT training do you mean a SWAT school? SWAT or SRT training is constant. That is a subculture all to itself in police work. There are no specifics here in this open forum.


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I must definately concur with some misgivings of my friends ajsdaddyBPD and MIKIESPLACE.How long has he been a leo? Is it a large Dept?Is he trainimg some place out of town,out of state?How long has he been gone?Is he not in posession of a cell phone?

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Joined today and first post. Personally I am not comfortable with this question.  There appears to be a little drama in her post. Odd first post. You have no means to communicate?

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Where is the introduction?


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chuchulalopez Belle, it has been my experience that, if a man wants to get ahold of you he will find a way come HeII or high water.  I don't care if he is a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, a cop, a poet, a pirate or a king.


All great literature, love songs, and poems bear out a man's willingness to crawl on hands and knees through open desert under miles of blazing sun to flop down half dead at the door of the woman he loves.  Conversely, if his phone seems broken, he's usually not dead. He's just not that into you.'


Unless you've been texting Lover Man 60x a day in the 48 hour period he's been gone, looks like your fiance's 'SWAT Training' might be code for 'Eat My Dust.'  Sooo...I gotta ask you - with fiances like this guy, who needs enemies???

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A lot of red flags here, not so much from the OP but about her fiance'.  Even the most intense training school usually is only 8-10 hrs/ a day, with down time after that.  Nor or trainees held incommunado.  I suspect (and ony suspect) that the lack of communication is not from the SWAT school but for other reasons.  Maybe his school is overseas and since rappeling and the like is taught he may be 'climbing a broad'.  Sorry for the poor humor but I smell something fishy from the fiance'.

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Thanks for all the Responses. Maybe I'm just really naïve I guess. I haven't heard from him in over two months. He told don't worry because the training so I haven't. He's been gone since March 3rd. He's out of state for the training. He's a Chicago Police Officer. Has been a Officer for 6 years. Sorry I didn't give a lot of info I just didn't wanna give a lot and find out what I thought I was gonna find out and be embarrassed for being played. He was talking about buying a ring and having kids and stuff  and told me to refer to him as my bubby to be so I tried to not stress so much about him being gone or not hearing from him. But two months is a very long time. The only phone he used is I guess the phone he got from his unit. He would call me from his partners phone and used to email me all the time but now I don't get anything. Part of me wants to figure out a way to call out where he's supposedly at to try and figure out what's going on. I mean you'd think that if someone talks about buying a ring when they come home that they wouldn't be dishonest. :(

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Big giant bump to MarlyB...


chuchulalopez, deep down, I think you know what's going on.


Does it make sense that he only called from his partner's phone?


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uhhh, belle, you have pretty much answered my questions and pretty much confirmed what i and others here have suspected. Now, HAVE YOU EVER SEEN YOUR MISSING FIANCE IN A UNIFORM?? HAVE YOU EVER DRIVEN HIM TO WORK OR BEEN TO HIS PRECINCT OR STATION HOUSE WHERE HE WORKS??  My two conclusions, and these have been the two right from the start is #1- Your supposed fiance is NOT a police officer.  Police officers know how long they are going to be at a training facility and honestly, like marlyb said, would find a way to be in contact at least once a week with the one he loved. By the way, you said he left for training on March 3rd?? that is not two months but FIVE months.. How could you miscount that?  #2- My second guess is that your fiance??, if he is a police officer,  IS A MARRIED POLICE OFFICER and has been playing you like a string fiddle.  If  you have proof and are sure he is an actual police officer and my opinion is if he is he deserves this; SHOW UP AT THIS PLACE OF WORK AND ASK TO SEE THE COMMANDING OFFICER AND REQUEST INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR MISSING POLICE OFFICER FIANCE WHO HAS NOT CONTACTED YOU WHILE AWAY FOR 5 MONTHS OF TRAINING.. Sorry for the bluntness but whether he is a police impersonator or a married cop with an unknowing girlfriend on the side, he is a POS,  that's a piece of s--t. I hope you didnt lend him any money or your car to finance his training session.   Please let us know if you continue your search for this creep.   good luck from real honest cops and their supporters, and stay active in the group. we can be a hoot.

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There is no training that lasts 5 and a half  months (excluding a few police academies),  training classes tyically run from 1 day to 2 or so weeks.


I think you have answered your own questions with statements like 'naive' and 'being played'.  Would hope I am wrong but will see if any one wants to post disagreeing with me.  I wish you luck.

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Thank you everyone for all the responses. Even though they were blunt I appreciate it. But I would rather know now then get in too deep later on. I shall keep you guys posted if he tries to come back.


A big thank you to all LEO's and the wonderful job that you do everyday!


~Belle~

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Blah. 


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You guys are too negative.


Think Positive.............



 


Personally, I'm holding out for a Happy Ending in regards to this Post.


A person this trusting.............. just has to be supported by someone.


I wish her well.


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8/19/2013  9:01AM


Ouch. Why so accusatory, KRG123?  As the only woman who bothered to respond here, I offer this defense -


These weren't 'negative responses' in the least bit.  They were warnings.


Warning is what good friends do when they believe their friend may be being taken advantage of.  Conversely, friends who avoid the 'straight scoop', who simply encourage their troubled friend to "Think Positive" and "Hold Out for Happy Endings" often wish to avoid discord.  Fair weather friends are not friends.


The OP stated her "cop" boyfriend talked marriage, asked her to call him 'hubby', then evaporated for over five months with no word. Barring any ommited factors, like a quarrel, that is abusive behavior.  She should proceed with extreme caution.  


Friends would never dismiss genuine pain, "Well, your boyfriend probably needed space, so he used the ol' SWAT Training trick to get it.  Or maybe he made up a story about going into SWAT training.  He's ignoring your texts for a good reason, Honey. You should be more understanding. Don't worry, just be patient and things will probably work out great."


It's tragically common to see abused women with "friends" who don't want to involve themselves.   Friends are dropped by abused women for taking a stand and warning her away from the abuser.  The abused woman often turns on her friends, cries insult to her man and retreats.   Sometimes, when somebody calls the cops, she joins the abuser in retaliating against 'interferers.'  It's an old story LEOs see all the time. 


Psychological abuse hurts.


Members cared enough to address that.  They put time and thought into their responses.  That shows consideration and respect.  


That red flag flapping in the breeze is a friendly thing to point out.   As to the OP and her decision to retreat, I personally hope she chose the right direction.


 


 


 




 

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I hate to hear this is happening to you but I will tell you this..........If his work is his life?  Let him go!  You should be his life and down the road when you all have children they should be his whole life.  Law Enforcement life isn't easy.  I'm not an Officer but I know many of them and they are wonderful but they are different.  They have there own culture.  I think it's awesome of you being so supportive but I'm very skeptical about him.  Any training they do they still can make time for their families.  Don't EVER have someone who tells you his work is his life. YOU should be his life.  I've talked to many Officers about their family life and while it does take understanding because that's just the nature of the job, he gets through his shift to come home to the sanctity of his family.


I really wish you well but I think he's playing you.  Yes, better knowing now than later.  No one can make your decision for you but as you read through this Forum, pick out the answers that you can best relate to.  There is a good book out there it's called To Love A Cop.  Read it.  I think you will find your answers there.


I'll be praying that you make the right choice.


Denise

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Fantastic posts MarlyB and Denise.Congrats ladies.Cops are great alright,but NOT perfect.Yes Denise,the lady definately should be his life.As much as I relished the job,i had no intentions of marrying it.I was a class "A" jerk when I was younger.One can only hope her officer grows up.

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MarlyB says ...



8/19/2013  9:01AM


Ouch. Why so accusatory, KRG123?  As the only woman who bothered to respond here, I offer this defense -


These weren't 'negative responses' in the least bit.  They were warnings.


Warning is what good friends do when they believe their friend may be being taken advantage of.  Conversely, friends who avoid the 'straight scoop', who simply encourage their troubled friend to "Think Positive" and "Hold Out for Happy Endings" often wish to avoid discord.  Fair weather friends are not friends.


The OP stated her "cop" boyfriend talked marriage, asked her to call him 'hubby', then evaporated for over five months with no word. Barring any ommited factors, like a quarrel, that is abusive behavior.  She should proceed with extreme caution.  


Friends would never dismiss genuine pain, "Well, your boyfriend probably needed space, so he used the SWAT Training to get it.  Or maybe he made up a story about going into SWAT training.  He's ignoring your texts for a good reason, Honey. You should be more understanding. Don't worry, just be patient and things will probably work out great."


It's tragically common to see abused women with "friends" who don't want to involve themselves.   Friends are dropped by abused women for taking a stand and warning her away from the abuser.  The abused woman often turns on her friends, cries insult to her man and retreats.   Sometimes, when somebody calls the cops, she joins the abuser in retaliating against 'interferers.'  It's an old story LEOs see all the time. 


Psychological abuse hurts.


Members cared enough to address that.  They put time and thought into their responses.  That shows consideration and respect.  


That red flag flapping in the breeze is a friendly thing to point out.   As to the OP and her decision to retreat, I personally hope she chose the right direction.


 


Marly very well said.  To some of these guys in here will never understand but hopefully it wakes some of them up.  I hate when people come in here and ask honest questions of concern and get a bunch of BS.  I like to think when there is a serious question that some of us will have the ability to give some intelegent responses. 


 




 


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Thanks, Denise. 


At first I thought KRG's Praying Mantis post was a mean reference to predatory females who take advantage of males then cast them aside like sucked oranges. 


After thinking, I have revised my opinion. The female bites the male's head off during intercourse, releasing a ganglionic inhibitory factor so he can copulate more freely and efficiently delliver his maximum genetic material.  He dies in the throes of ecstacy leaving his mate to munch a high-protein snack to start her pregnancy off right. 


If that isn't love, what is? 


 


 

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Uh.... thanks for the answer to this burning question, Marly.


Just wondering if I repeat can it to receive college credit somewhere.... 


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Better not, Sarge.  I lied.  sigh. 


The ganglionic inhibitory factor is recently less favored.  Seems decapitation is more likely due to males who don't dismount in time to escape being eaten by their famished consorts.   Besides, it's not like praying mantis have little refrigerators with pork chops and beer. 


Personally, I'm still holding hopes for the abdominal ganglion's role. Hey, what's wrong with romantic ideals?

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Sounds as though the male simply lost his head over the act itself.He should have learned from his male predecessors.Not terribly bright are they. The black widow female also dines on her mate.Maybe they want the ring prior to play time or possibly just some form of attention and/or affection before slam bam thank you M'aam.

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Okay....Let me try again.


I understand and really do hope that OP did not get taken.


Personally.....I have seen these things end both ways............Was suggesting a different tact.


As for the picture.... I googled it quick and thought it would give some attention to otherwise dull comment of "Wish her well".


Little Guy was bringing it and all I could see was road and squashed bug............


Cops see the bad in life and usally come at things from that angle.


Since I retired.... and am often told that I am a "Negative Nellie"....when really I am quite personable... (To the good people.....Scum can rot in jail) 


So here goes... I hope he really is away at some type of extended poice training......... Naive...perhaps....But strange things happen every day.


KRG


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KRG, one of my PL friends PM'ed me that he hoped it isn't an injury of some kind that keeps the OP's boyfriend from returning contact.  Hmmm...Since we tend to go straight to "maybe he was in a car accident" like a heat-seeking missile, I just didn't factor that in.  So, to be fair...my friend does have a point.  We will wish for the best.


In the meantime, I must to tell you that from a romantic standpoint, if I were a cop or a sailor out to sea, I would want YOU to be the one keeping the homefire burning.


 

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MarlyB says ...



KRG, one of my PL friends PM'ed me that he hoped it isn't an injury of some kind that keeps the OP's boyfriend from returning contact.  Hmmm...Since we tend to go straight to "maybe he was in a car accident" like a heat-seeking missile, I just didn't factor that in.  So, to be fair...my friend does have a point.  We will wish for the best.


In the meantime, I must to tell you that from a romantic standpoint, if I were a cop or a sailor out to sea, I would want YOU to be the one keeping the homefire burning.


 


I would guess, given our now anonymous OP assumed relationship with the officer, that she would have been informed of a car accident or similar debilitating injury and indeed would be a frequent visitor to the hospital where he was.


I would like a reasonable explaination as for his lack of communication that did not imply lack of continued interest.


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The OP split the scene. I just knew it was a one post wonder.

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Yeah, uncledennis.  Another of the 'One Post Wonders' who air their problems, get an unwanted consensus, then flounce out.  I feel so...used.  lol  At least Belle was polite and who, knows, maybe she'll be back with good news.


Even so, the question Belle raised was a good one - "IS SWAT TRAINING A GOOD ALIBI FOR DUSTING OUT FOR FIVE MONTHS?" 

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Fantastic posts MarlyB and Denise.Congrats ladies.Cops are great alright,but NOT perfect.Yes Denise,the lady definately should be his life.As much as I relished the job,i had no intentions of marrying it.I was a class "A" jerk when I was younger.One can only hope her officer grows up.



I just wanted to say thank you for liking what Marly and I wrote.  He will grow up and when he does he will look back and she'll be the one who got away.  His BS is a bad way to start a marraige.  I wish her well.

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I actually applied for our E.R.U (Emergency Reaction Unit).I was past the acceptable age,at 40 and just applied in jest.,The Capt. in charge was a good friend who was one of my recruits.In my report I alleged I could leap tall buildings in a single bound,more powerful than a locomotive and faster than a speeding bullit.I can't ,for the life of me,understand why I was refused ,but he did frame it and hung it in his office.

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