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    Well, i got a conditional offer of employment and i may be going to the ILEA in January. So whats it like? what are the daily regiments? I hear its a lot of work, which i expect, but i hear its a hell of a lot of fun. Does it get easier as weeks progress, or is it easier in the beginning? Are the academics hard? So can some of you veterans give some advice as what to do/what not to do? Thanks!

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    Where did you get an offer at? Just wondering, as I am interested in getting a job out there and have apps in at some places. Would be interested to hear anything you have to say about the process and updates on your experinces at the acadamy later on. Congrats and good luck.

    Halfacop
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    • #3
      Colaking,
      I would agree that it depends on which agency you applied to. I would also ask Gunslinger as he is going through the DMPD academy, he would have some good input for you.Good luck.
      "So others may live"

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      • #4
        Colaking,

        How did your test go yesterday? It's great running in the field house isn't it? The air is nice and dry. Let me know how you did, I'll send some more info to you.

        Covman

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        • #5
          Everything went fine yesterday, I passed everything at least. Yeah it sucked running there because it was so dry. Everyone's throat was burning and coughing afterwards. There was 46 people signed up for the 208th class, but i think 4 or 5 didn't pass everything. I think they get a retest though. Class starts January 9th and I am really looking forward to it.

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          • #6
            good luck with ur class..i'll be going in the first class in april!!

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            • #7
              One more week of waiting!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by colaking
                Well, i got a conditional offer of employment and i may be going to the ILEA in January. So whats it like? what are the daily regiments? I hear its a lot of work, which i expect, but i hear its a hell of a lot of fun. Does it get easier as weeks progress, or is it easier in the beginning? Are the academics hard? So can some of you veterans give some advice as what to do/what not to do? Thanks!
                I graduated from the 176th back in 2000. It's not really that bad. They try to scare you and all, especially the 1st week, but as long as you play the game and do what your told, you'll be fine. You'll run a lot and lift a couple times a week. Lots of classroom. Nights are fun as you get to hang out with your classmates and leave the base if you want. Just use commn sense, dont do anything stupid, and it will go by rather quick. I kind of miss it when I think about it. If was a lot of fun.

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                • #9
                  Scott,

                  They kind of ruined the nights. I graduated with the 205th in July of 05. They have put in a lot more night classes, and because of people doing stupid stuff on nights out they have ways of curtailing that behavior. I know when I graduated there was talk of adding even more night classes. I agree it was fun, but you have to realize you are always being watched. Overall, I make a lot of friends who I miss. So whereabouts in this fine state do you work?

                  Covman

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by covman454
                    Scott,

                    They kind of ruined the nights. I graduated with the 205th in July of 05. They have put in a lot more night classes, and because of people doing stupid stuff on nights out they have ways of curtailing that behavior. I know when I graduated there was talk of adding even more night classes. I agree it was fun, but you have to realize you are always being watched. Overall, I make a lot of friends who I miss. So whereabouts in this fine state do you work?

                    Covman
                    Wow the night classes would suck. We had so much fun at night, but a couple people did do some stupid things.
                    I work up in the northeast corner right by the Wisconsin border. It's pretty quiet up here during the winter, but the summer season really hops with all the tourism. They don't call it God's country for nothing up here..

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                    • #11
                      I looked on my schedule and there was maybe 6 or 7 night classes, so it shouldn't be too bad. What really sucks now is that i have 2 days until i have to be in johnston and i dont even have any of my uniform pants yet. I have 1 pair that another officer is letting me use. I hope they can last me a week.

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                      • #12
                        Colaking,

                        The schedule will change as time goes by. You will get an updated schedule every Friday, I think. I know we got one every week for the next week. We started out with I think 10 night classes on the schedule before I went but that increased as we got into it. Let me know how its going as you go, and if the weather permits I might come out and run with your class. Good luck, the first couple weeks are the worst and it gets better after that.

                        Covman

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                        • #13
                          hey covman454 ,

                          What are the hardest 3 classes??

                          I have the 2004 cd, do the cd's vary much from year to year. I've printed out some class stuff and have been reading it over.

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                          • #14
                            LCPD,

                            Check your PM

                            Covman454

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