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Posted: 10/3/2004 2:48:31 PM EST
Former Marine MP and just graduated the academy last Friday. Report in tomorrow to start my new career with the P.D. Mostly just an orientation/range qual/policy review. Start the first patrol shift FTO on Wed with 1800-0400 for the first month. Wish me luck!
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 2:54:59 PM EST
Congradulations! I started in the dead of winter (2 weeks into January) so alot of us froze our butts off standing at fixed posts. Stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 4:50:43 PM EST
I'm sure you know already, but keep your mouth shut and your eyes & ears open!! Good luck and stay safe!
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 6:43:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By countymountie:
I'm sure you know already, but keep your mouth shut and your eyes & ears open!! Good luck and stay safe!



+1, probie

May god have mercy on ya, ya idiot. Why anybody would want to do our jobs is beyond me....

But I'd never go back to 9 to 5 computers.

Welcome to the fold.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 7:59:39 PM EST
1800-400......... what a kick ass shift!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:18:27 PM EST
You know the precinct you'll be working in? Get maps. Learn the terrain and where everything is.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 10:59:37 PM EST
I'm finishing up my 2nd month of FTO this coming week - 1800-0400 shift. Nights sure beat days for me.

Good luck,
Brian
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 1:44:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 1:45:56 PM EST by NorCal_LEO]
Good luck,
Rook
Newbie
Jeep
FNG Probie
Rookie
Trainee
Know-nuthin
Ding-Dong
High Speed
Super trooper
Code Green
Yessir,Nosir
Dead Head
Light-Load
Noodle
Wingnut
Piglet
Fresh Meat
Fish
Poo-butt
Super Cop
Goober Smooch
Junior
Sprout
Sidekick
Grunt
­Meat Shield
Youngster
Junior
Troop
Slapnuts<­BR>Leadfoot
Pup
Cherry
J.A.F.R.
Plebe
Target
Drone
Rock
Stick
Snapperhead
Pie
Leg hanger
Paper droid
Paper bitch
Baggage
Rider
Shadow
Cadet
Recruit
New Boot
Kilroy
Supertroop
Shag
Tackleberry
Bullet Magnet
Walking complaint
Fuzz Jr./Lint
Green Bean
Slappy
Squirt
Spotlight
Half-pint
Shit magnet
Farva
Chim-chim


Be seen and not heard, and stay safe!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 2:03:18 PM EST
i can't believe "salty" didn't make your list.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 2:38:11 PM EST
Don't forget Green horn........Don't sweat the small stuff .
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:45:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 3:46:13 PM EST by sgtmikec]
Congrats! Be Safe!
Semper Fi, Mac!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 3:48:49 PM EST
I remember that day, 6 years ago. I had no idea what to do or think, but I made it through. Are you going to be City or Local?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:23:12 PM EST
I'm a town cop. Serve a college town the pop of 45,000 with an extra 20,000 idiots 8 months out of the year. Shot a perfect score on the range with the G21 and only dropped 2 firing my .38 snub backup. Oh, this was funny. The range officer drew our ammo for the shoot. When it came my turn I said .45 ACP and .38 spcl. He handed me .357 mag and said, "Its the same size bullet, they will work". I politely told him that the .357 operates at a higher pressure and that they wouldn't allow the cylinder to come closed. So!...Start the power shift Wed! Running to Ray Oherrons tomorrow for bat belt gear.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:54:50 AM EST

Make sure to cap somebody on the first day, so all your fellow officers know you aren't here to play around.



J/K.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 2:06:45 AM EST
Somehow I got saddled with "puddin' head" by my first FTO/Orientation

Brian
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:29:49 AM EST
Well, how was the first day? Or are you there now, so hard to remember after working a few midnights.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 12:06:06 PM EST
I'll let you know Thurs how the first patrol shift went.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:28:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Make sure to cap somebody on the first day, so all your fellow officers know you aren't here to play around.



J/K.



hahahaha.

Remember to shoot low..they might be crawling!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:06:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gargoyle:
I'll let you know Thurs how the first patrol shift went.



Good luck from this FTO. Keep ears & eyes open and mouth shut (this pertains to your opinions and comments, not questions. Ask all the questions related to the job that you can). Don't be in a hurry to try to "fit in" with the veterans. They know you're new and have to prove yourself first. They don't know how you will act or react. If you concentrate on learning the job and doing the best you can, the other officers will start to notice you as a brother as you complete field training.

Link Posted: 10/6/2004 9:12:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2004 9:13:36 AM EST by Gunslinger808]
Just remember:

The Rookie Buys!


Be safe Gargoyle, it's a tough road sometimes.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 12:55:06 PM EST
Under no circumstances are YOU allowed to grow a BETTER moustache than your FTO.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:02:34 PM EST
also, keep your head down, things can get pretty political.. stay out of that mess!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:51:52 AM EST
Well, first night was very interesting. I have a great FTO and found out that I really only know enough to be dangerous. Oh well, it is a learning process. I'm trying to keep my head above the sea of information I'm swimming in, but the most important thing about last night was that I had alot of fun.
Off to study the FTO manual, map, and 10 codes!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 11:41:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gargoyle:
Well, first night was very interesting. I have a great FTO and found out that I really only know enough to be dangerous. Oh well, it is a learning process. I'm trying to keep my head above the sea of information I'm swimming in, but the most important thing about last night was that I had alot of fun.
Off to study the FTO manual, map, and 10 codes!



Glad to hear it! When it seems overwhelming, remember people have been doing way before you showed up. Also remember the manual is a guide, always know where to eat and where to s___, and radio codes are easier to remember the more you hear them used. Stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 11:54:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Gargoyle:
Former Marine MP and just graduated the academy last Friday. Report in tomorrow to start my new career with the P.D. Mostly just an orientation/range qual/policy review. Start the first patrol shift FTO on Wed with 1800-0400 for the first month. Wish me luck!


Shut your hole and unbuckle that seatbelt. Your gonnna get me fucking killed driving so slow. Go in there and get me a coffee godammit and we'll try this again!
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