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Posted: 8/10/2011 2:33:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2011 2:34:43 PM EDT by reifiedbeans]
Today I stood up, raised my right hand, swore an oath, and became a police officer...tomorrow night I start field training on morning watch.  The responsibility is a little daunting, and at the same time, I can't wait to get out there and start learning the job.  Prayers, encouragement and advice appreciated, and thanks for being such an awesome community of guys (and gals!)  I don't post much, but I read a great deal, and y'all never fail to inform and/or bring a smile to my face.  Thanks and take care of yourselves out there!

 
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 3:20:38 PM EDT
bring an apple, find a nice coffee cup...do whats right, talk when its time to talk....act when its time to act...and realize you will make mistakes
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 4:33:33 PM EDT
Congratulations!!!

I give the same advice to every new person at my department.

Keep your eyes open and mouth shut. You think you have an idea of police work, you have no idea even close. Loose all your expectations and generalizations of what LE work is. Just soak up what you are really doing/being taught like a sponge.  

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:30:50 PM EDT
congratulation !!!!!!!!!!!! be safe
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:28:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:30:18 AM EDT
Congratulations and Good Luck! Your FO time has come!
Keep your eyes open and be safe.

10 more weeks here.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 3:38:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By reifiedbeans:
Today I stood up, raised my right hand, swore an oath, and became a police officer...

My condolences sir.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 5:57:42 AM EDT
Look up the catchphrase from this movie, then live by it.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 6:05:18 AM EDT
grats!  
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 9:37:23 AM EDT




Originally Posted By Bonk2029:

Look up the catchphrase from this movie, then live by it.



http://www.liketotally80s.com/images/rbwc-james-dalton.jpg




They actually showed a particular clip from that movie during week 2 of my academy...
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 9:42:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 9:42:35 AM EDT by reifiedbeans]





Originally Posted By ––bullseye––:
Originally Posted By Bonk2029:


Look up the catchphrase from this movie, then live by it.





http://www.liketotally80s.com/images/rbwc-james-dalton.jpg






They actually showed a particular clip from that movie during week 2 of my academy...



Eerily enough, mine too.  Patrick Swayze was the LAST guy I thought I was gonna see on TV in Defensive Tactics class...
 
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 9:57:53 AM EDT
Learn the "Warrior Code" also known as "The Way of the Warrior" and live by it! Good luck with your new career. Listen to your FTO, learn learn learn...



THE WAY




CODES OF CONDUCT




HONESTY AND JUSTICE




Be acutely honest throughout your dealings with all people. Believe in justice, not from other people, but from yourself. To the true Exemplar, there are no shades of gray in the question of honesty and justice. There is only right and wrong.




POLITE COURTESY




A Warrior has no reason to be cruel. They do not need to prove their strength. An Exemplar is courteous even to his enemies. Without this outward show of respect, we are nothing more than animals.




HEROIC COURAGE




Rise up above the masses of people who are afraid to act. Hiding like a turtle in a shell is not living at all. A Fighter must have heroic courage. It is absolutely risky, It is dangerous. It is living life completely, fully, wonderfully. Heroic courage is not blind, it is intelligent and strong.




HONOR




A true person of honor has only one judge of honor, and this is him/herself. Decisions you make and how these decisions are carried out are a refection of whom you truly are. You cannot hide from yourself.




COMPASSION




Through intense training the Fighter becomes quick and strong. He is not as other men. He develops a power that must be used for the good of all. He has compassion. He helps his fellow man at every opportunity. If an opportunity does not arise, he goes out of his way to find one.




COMPLETE SINCERITY




When a Warrior has said he will perform an action, it is as good as done. Nothing will stop him from completing what he has said he will do. He does not have to "give his word." He does not have to "promise."




DUTY AND LOYALTY




For the Warrior, having done some "thing" or said some "thing," he knows he owns that "thing." He is responsible for it, and all the consequences that follow. A Warrior is immensely loyal to those in his care, to those he is responsible for, he remains fiercely true.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 10:35:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 10:35:21 AM EDT by NorCal_LEO]
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 10:40:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Pens... lots of pens.



Congrats BTW.


Segregate them into "me pens" and "everyone else pens".
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 10:55:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bonk2029:
Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Pens... lots of pens.



Congrats BTW.


Segregate them into "me pens" and "everyone else pens".


No waiting until he deals with the lady who was speeding to the hospital because she has MRSA and she just held his pad and pen to sign her ticket?

(happened to a friend of mine)
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 1:52:37 AM EDT



Originally Posted By floridahunter07:



Originally Posted By Bonk2029:


Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:

Pens... lots of pens.
Congrats BTW.




Segregate them into "me pens" and "everyone else pens".




No waiting until he deals with the lady who was speeding to the hospital because she has MRSA and she just held his pad and pen to sign her ticket?



(happened to a friend of mine)


Another reason why I'm glad we don't have to have them sign tickets.

 
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 9:11:29 AM EDT
Thanks guys!  First night went well, somehow got incredibly luck and had Friday and Saturday nights back off, going in again tonight, can't wait!  Take care of yourselves out there!
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