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Congrats, Reb. Keep us informed.

On a similar note, I got my call today from our federal police force giving me the congratulations, and that I am now only awaiting an exact course date. They run them starting roughly monthly, and I'll probably start late March or in April.

Once that happens, I'll be off to Regina, Saskatchewan for a full time six months program, living at the academy. I'll have most weekends off, though still living there. Once that's done they can post me literally anywhere in Canada. But hey- I got The Call. Police forces are damned hard to get into up here, and the money is actually really, really good. And the breadth of opportunities that the RCMP will offer me down the road is considerable. I'm pumped.
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Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:

I'm three nights a week for 4 hours apiece, then all day Saturday. We run through to Mid July. You?

I figure in a few weeks, either the punishment will ease up as they focus less on weeding out the ones that don't belong there, and more on instruction, or if they don't lighten up a bit, I'll have gotten used to it, both mentally and physically.

Either way, I know the hard part is breaking through the first few weeks until we can get into the meat of the training. My goals are simple- make it through one day at a time.

Despite the physical stuff, I'm more worried about the academic- and I've been in a classroom for a large chunk of my life. Any cretin can be conditioned to do squats all day, but when it comes down to it, you either cut it or you don't when it comes time to take the exams.





Inspection is at 7:45 each morning, and we finish up about 1700-1800 each evening. We have to get dressed at the TC, so I'm basically there from 700-1800 every day. The bright side is we go M-F, plus one or two nights for firearms and a saturday for rapid deployment, until the end of April. Our state exam is May 3.

PT these first two days hasn't been bad for me yet. Leading up to the school though, I had heard it was a beast 3 days a week plus penalty stuff on T/Tr. We have an assessment tomorrow, so I guess I won't find out how bad it can be till Friday. Some stuff doesn't bother me, but the 3+ mile runs might kill me.

Academics will probably be where I have to work hard too. Our tests apparently kick way more people out than PT does, so we'll see. 

I had an idea the other day too, I'll shoot you a pm tomorrow when I get a chance to write it out.
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What kind of shoes?

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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

Worst part for me was my new, expensive running shoes really make my feet hurt. Before I speak too soon though, we have our first real inspection tomorrow.
Are you stretching properly? My daughter was complaining about her feet and back hurting really bad at the beginning of basketball season. She was blaming the shoes. Switched shoes and same problem. Spoke with the athletic trainer and my brother who is a PA at an Orthopedic group and he explained that lower back pain is often times from not stretching the hamstrings properly and foot pain is often associated with not stretching the calves properly. Gave her an intensive stretching routine and she is all good now.

I have to be religious about stretching my hamstrings or my lower back will ruin my life. I probably neglect stretching my calves before cardio though, I'll give that a try. Thanks.




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I lucked out and went through the academy during a time frame in which they didn't worry about PT everyday.
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I need to amend that- its more than passing the test that I'm worried about, all of our handwritten notes need to be transcribed into type, and fit into a specific format, to be collected, reviewed, and graded on a bi-weekly basis. Its like 30% of the academic grade.



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If NY is anything like the DC academy, you shouldn't have much of a problem in the classroom end of things. I have a buddy who was a lawyer and then went DCMPD when all the legal jobs started disappearing. He said in the DC academy that when it came to the legal end of things, it was way easier than law school as you focus on the simple black and white. You aren't there to interpret the law, simply to enforce it. Did person X do action Y? If yes, proceed to booking, if no, send them on their way. He said it's a lot more of just remember what the law states, not whether someone was technically doing something or not, that's up to the courts to figure out.
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Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:

Either way, I know the hard part is breaking through the first few weeks until we can get into the meat of the training. My goals are simple- make it through one day at a time.

No different from boot camp at Parris Island or any other training base...

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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

Worst part for me was my new, expensive running shoes really make my feet hurt. Before I speak too soon though, we have our first real inspection tomorrow.
Are you stretching properly? My daughter was complaining about her feet and back hurting really bad at the beginning of basketball season. She was blaming the shoes. Switched shoes and same problem. Spoke with the athletic trainer and my brother who is a PA at an Orthopedic group and he explained that lower back pain is often times from not stretching the hamstrings properly and foot pain is often associated with not stretching the calves properly. Gave her an intensive stretching routine and she is all good now.
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I'm three nights a week for 4 hours apiece, then all day Saturday. We run through to Mid July. You?

I figure in a few weeks, either the punishment will ease up as they focus less on weeding out the ones that don't belong there, and more on instruction, or if they don't lighten up a bit, I'll have gotten used to it, both mentally and physically.

Either way, I know the hard part is breaking through the first few weeks until we can get into the meat of the training. My goals are simple- make it through one day at a time.

Despite the physical stuff, I'm more worried about the academic- and I've been in a classroom for a large chunk of my life. Any cretin can be conditioned to do squats all day, but when it comes down to it, you either cut it or you don't when it comes time to take the exams.






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Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:


Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

Thumbs Up Atta boy Reb.


I started today today officially. Our first day wasn't as bad as yours. It was more of an orientation day with PT at the end. Tomorrow is when we flip over to boot camp mode.

Decent group of people in my academy, but after our PT today(which was pretty damn easy), I'd be shocked if either female makes it.


How'd you do?

Our session tonight was amazingly awful. 4 hours of some of the most creative pain infliction ever. These DIs are GOOD at what they do.  One of our recruits learned that you don't ask them 'Why?" when they tell you something. I think he might be dead now.




I did alright. We only did PT for about an hour, and it was just towers.(run 4 flights up, pushups, run down, situps) It sucked doing extra pushups/front leaning rest for when the girls held us back, but other than that I was prepared. They got a lot of the "Your partners could be up here dying" speech, but I don't think it sank in...

Worst part for me was my new, expensive running shoes really make my feet hurt. Before I speak too soon though, we have our first real inspection tomorrow.

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Our summer camp brings in personal trainers once every summer, always the day after the last night we're allowed out before the kids get there. Vomit galore. I love it, newbies show up hung over, returners tamp it down a bit the night before, veterans get nostalgic and do it still intoxicated. Still nothing compared to some good ones on PI. Combat PT was the best, quarter-mile bear crawls, frog-hops, fireman's carry, pistol belt drag through sawgrass and gnats, beating each other up in between.  Once the endorphins kick in it's all fun. Enjoy it.
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Originally posted by Ace_Of_Spades Ace_Of_Spades wrote:

Would they kick you out if you became too ill? Like if you get the flu or something of that nature that will put you to the sidelines for a minute?


Probably not, we've had a couple of guys wander off and barf, and we are allowed to miss 'x' amount of instructional time for whatever reasons.


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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

Thumbs Up Atta boy Reb.


I started today today officially. Our first day wasn't as bad as yours. It was more of an orientation day with PT at the end. Tomorrow is when we flip over to boot camp mode.

Decent group of people in my academy, but after our PT today(which was pretty damn easy), I'd be shocked if either female makes it.


How'd you do?

Our session tonight was amazingly awful. 4 hours of some of the most creative pain infliction ever. These DIs are GOOD at what they do.  One of our recruits learned that you don't ask them 'Why?" when they tell you something. I think he might be dead now.




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Would they kick you out if you became too ill? Like if you get the flu or something of that nature that will put you to the sidelines for a minute?
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Thumbs Up Atta boy Reb.


I started today today officially. Our first day wasn't as bad as yours. It was more of an orientation day with PT at the end. Tomorrow is when we flip over to boot camp mode.

Decent group of people in my academy, but after our PT today(which was pretty damn easy), I'd be shocked if either female makes it.
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

At least it's not some skank with meth mouth trying to bite and scratch you while offering you some coochy to let her loose.


Wait..... You're saying that's a job detractor or a job perk?
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Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

At least it's not some skank with meth mouth trying to bite and scratch you while offering you some coochy to let her loose.


Wait..... You're saying that's a job detractor or a job perk?
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