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Posted: 12/2/2005 2:11:27 PM EDT
I graduated from the police academy today...

I was never an "always want to be a cop" guy. At 36 years old I decided to leave New York and head south. I was going to transfer with my old job but after 10 years it was real boring. My brother is a K9 officer and told me about the PD and said to give it a try. Well I took the test...quit smoking and started excercising...with the support of my family and the support of the guys in the academy I got my badge pinned on today. Not a major feat but a much needed challenge for me.

And don't worry....I love dogs...got two myself.



Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:12:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:

And don't worry....I love dogs...got two myself.




do they seem more nervous around you now?
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:13:31 PM EDT
Congrats....and stay safe!
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:16:54 PM EDT
Congrats, welcome to the club.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:33:16 PM EDT
The Law Enforcement field can be one of the most rewarding professions going, if you let it. Just don't forget that you are also a human being, and therefore mortal.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:35:00 PM EDT
Please be sure and post stories of all of your domestic disturbance calls.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:39:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2005 2:39:48 PM EDT by VTwin60]

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Please be sure and post stories of all of your domestic disturbance calls.



Those are almost always the worst ones and potentially the most dangerous. Not really the highlight of a night laughing at the misery of others.....of course YHMV
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:47:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:


And don't worry....I love dogs...got two myself.






What is your policy for getting cats out of trees, Tackleberry??



Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:49:21 PM EDT
Congratulations!
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:52:18 PM EDT
Maybe we will see you on 'COPS'!
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 2:52:35 PM EDT
Where in Va? Can I get a free get out of jail pass? At least a free speeding pass.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 3:07:34 PM EDT
Congrats!

No Expert
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 3:09:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
Congratulations!



+1

Link Posted: 12/2/2005 3:10:37 PM EDT

Congratulations and never let anybody hit you first.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 3:12:32 PM EDT
so I have a question....

say someone's lying....and you know they're lying....can you shoot them?
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 3:14:23 PM EDT
As a newly minted police officer, I hope you bitchslap the shit out of the first dork that calls you a po-po.

Link Posted: 12/2/2005 3:44:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2005 3:44:56 PM EDT by leadnbrass]

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
so I have a question....

say someone's lying....and you know they're lying....can you shoot them?




I think it's even if you think they're lying, use of deadly force is acceptable.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 3:44:47 PM EDT
Congratulations. At 43, I'm back in.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 4:49:55 PM EDT
Congrats, there is no turning back now. You will change in many ways and you will not be the same in the end, but if you keeep your perspective you will be better for it. Just remeber you need to take care of yourself before you help others. 1*. Jeff
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 4:52:47 PM EDT
There is no age limit to joining the force ? Maybe I need to re-think my life :)
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 8:52:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gregory_A:
There is no age limit to joining the force ? Maybe I need to re-think my life :)



some do, many dont.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 8:53:41 PM EDT
Are you goign to play repeater? How many times can you saw meow?
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 8:58:52 PM EDT
Check in over at BOTS.

And congratulations.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 9:09:55 PM EDT
i'm envious. i got my 18month letter and i know i'll never get in.

so damn you and congratulations.
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 9:12:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sysops666:
i'm envious. i got my 18month letter and i know i'll never get in.

so damn you and congratulations.



Why's that?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:06:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leadnbrass:

Originally Posted By sysops666:
i'm envious. i got my 18month letter and i know i'll never get in.

so damn you and congratulations.



Why's that?



people where getting ready for the academy in july which was the soonest anyone of us could have gotten in. as soon as i got the letter i knew it was over. I would apply for LAPD but i figure it would give the same result.
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