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Got the call - FLETC in January (Georgia) - How hard is it?

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  • #16
    If you're going to be working for the agency, won't you need housing near them anyway? You can always break an apartment lease if you absolutely have to.
    Originally posted by RSGSRT
    We've reached a point where natural selection doesn't have a chance in hell of keeping up with the procreation of imbeciles.
    Why is it acceptable for you to be an idiot, but not acceptable for me to point it out?

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    • #17
      It's been a long, long time, but my recollection of FLETC was that it was similar to attending one semester of junior college where you wore a janitor's uniform and lived in the dorm. If you had struggled academically in high school, you might find it challenging. As for stress, for those who had been through a military bootcamp, it was a joke, but a few fresh college graduates in my class said it was "the hardest thing they had ever done."

      My experience was all with the U.S. Customs side of FLETC. I recall that the Border Patrol had more of a military bent to it and the Secret Service was heavy on physical fitness training/running alongside limousines. About half of my classmates were prior state and local, and already had a lot of LE knowledge and street sense. I had no LE background, and maybe for that reason I enjoyed the training and found it new and interesting.

      Coming from a military background, you will find much of the same camaraderie and dedication to duty, along with some of the same administrative BS.

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      • #18
        Nothing like tooting one's own horn....
        USAF VETERAN 2004-2012
        "The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day."-LTC Grossman
        DA Public Safety Dispatcher, APG MD

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        • #19
          I think you’ll be fine, it’s nothing like basic (from what I’ve heard). I’ve never been to basic but I went to a live-in mock Marine Corps state police academy, and FLETC was like a drunken college binge compared to that.

          I private messaged you if you want more info.

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          • #20
            You'll absolutely be fine. PT largely depends on what kind of instructor you get.. Some like lifting and weight workouts, others like running and crossfit stuff, but they all have a curriculum to follow and specific things to teach. So it's kind of up in the air, but you won't be doing it every day. At most you'll be doing 2 hour blocks (usually 90 min) on the days you have PT classes. If your Agency is funded, you shouldn't have any delays with your start date here, either. My guess is you'll be in UPTP 1905?

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            • #21
              Depends on the agency, but I wouldn't worry as long as you've stayed in shape and don't eat nothing but soda and Cheetos all day.

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