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08-13-08, 09:14 PM #1
Philadelphia Police Academy: It begins....
Monday was my first day at the academy and from the moment i walked in the door and signed in the Srgt's were yelling at us I have never done so many pushups in 3 days in my life!!! Already I think 3 or 4 people have quit. I am loving it, we havent even started learning anything, just fillign out paperwork, going over rules and regs etc etc. I know this is the right line of work for me because the days go by way too fast and at 4pm when its time to leave im thinking about 8 the next day when i can come back in I love it! I know its going to be hard work and ill probably be in a lot of pain the next 7 months but in the end i KNOW it will be worth it
08-13-08, 09:15 PM #2
It's great that you're so enthusiastic! Good luck!
08-13-08, 09:36 PM #3
08-14-08, 06:24 PM #4
Sounds like you have the right attitude. The yelling is just a mind screw. It's disclipine they're trying to instill in you not attitude. Some folks don't get that. And Admin wonder why they get so many complaints on officers these days and why cops aren't as "friendly" as they used to be.
I hope you have a great time with your academy as I did with mine.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012
08-14-08, 07:13 PM #5
Practice spelling words on the roof of your mouth with your tongue.
It keeps you from talking, and allows to you say things you shouldn't.
It also makes it look like you are not frowning.I'm your huckleberry...
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
08-14-08, 07:18 PM #6
The yelling, the making and breaking of the best of them. Comes from the Para Military style in your face teaching method, builds stronger character. Paperwork, I can only imagine how many trees were killed because of all the paperwork in our department, if all departments are the same it has to be a forest's worth.
08-15-08, 06:28 AM #7
I second the forest thing, we get into the classroom and theres 2 books on codes and conduct that are about 3000 pages each and then a STACK of paper about 8'' tall.....i see a lotta studyin in the next few months lol
oh well time for breakfast and another day at the lovely job
08-15-08, 11:12 AM #8
So glad to read about your excitment. Hope you are feeling the same in a month from now lol I am sure you will! Hang in there and enjoy, if you can! Will be over before you know it**********************
"I used to care
but now I take a pill for that"
08-15-08, 07:08 PM #9
I had a blast at my academy. It was alot of fun.. I just did what the D.I.s wanted, kept my mouth shut and I did fine.. Got 2nd in my class
08-16-08, 12:29 AM #10
found this and thought it was funny...none of those officers work there anymore though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FY-ZGoZyzU
08-16-08, 01:12 AM #11
Do they not work there because of that video?
08-16-08, 10:51 AM #12
08-16-08, 07:05 PM #13
Yes he is one of my dogs. There are some other pics in my profile
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08-17-08, 02:22 PM #15
Son , it sounds like you got it all figured out. I love your motivated attitude. Enjoy the academy and everything else about the job because time sure does fly by. Be Safe.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
08-17-08, 02:26 PM #16
Keep up the great work. The streets of Philly need more good Officer's out there and it sounds like you will be one of them!Calm Like A Bomb...
“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
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