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  • Starting Polk Sheriff Academy, any advice or input?

    Wondering what to expect and any tips or hints. We are going through the dual academy.

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    Hell of a Sheriff.
    Being a good street cop is like coming to work in a wet suit and peeing in your pants. It's a nice warm feeling, but you're the only one who knows anything has happened.

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      Pay attention, keep your mouth closed and give 110% and you will do awsome. Remember that every day at the acdemy is a working day and people are watching you and evaluating how you do and will do. Act accordingly. Read my writing on the academy in my "So you want to be a cop?"

      Be safe and stay well..
      Police Academy Commander
      Lead Firearms Instructor
      35+ years as a cop
      Becoming a Police Officer
      So you think you can do this job?


      I accept all private messages requesting help or advice, why else bother to be here?

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        Wish I would have read and known all of that before starting the process 3 months ago! The only difference that I noticed is that we had to take the FBAT if we did not have a 4 year college degree. The last 3 months were some of the most stressful months in my life. Waiting to hear if I had past tests, interviewing with the Chief, background investigators popping up around every corner... all while being unemployed and putting other job opportunities off until I had heard my results. Thankfully out of over 700 applicants, I was one of 20 that was hired and is being sent to the academy. I know it will all be worth it in the end!

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