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    Got the call yesterday, academy starts December 19th!

    So yesterday I got the phone call that I have been waiting for for years.

    An H.R. rep for the department that I had finally finished and passed everything in the hiring process for a few weeks back called me and told me my official hire date will be December 6th, after I pass the physical for the academy on December 5th. I have been beyond ecstatic, excited and teary eyed I can't wait for the changes and new challenges that life has in store for me, I can't even express it.

    I just found out my wife is pregnant too!

    So, I start the academy on December 19th, less than a month from today!

    I would appreciate any advice on how to prepare, or what extra gear I should get before the academy, or any advice from you experienced folk would be much appreciated!!

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    Your first sentence would have been more funny if it was "the phone call that you had been waiting for for four years"

    Good luck, stay focused, be on time to everything (read: be early), and always act like someone is watching you. Do the right thing, and you will be fine.

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    Congratulations times two.

    Run everyday till then, yes, you can rest on Sundays. When you can run everything else falls in place. Maybe three miles on Mondays and Thursdays. On Saturdays run 1 1/2 miles for time on a quarter mile track. Aim for 9:00 or better.
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    I remember when I got hired. Never forget the feeling you have right now. Also, start running daily like another poster said. Congratulations!

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    Congratulations! That's a great feeling. Follow the wise advice of the previous posters, and make sure to push yourself really, really hard to be in shape for the academy. That way, you can show off in front of your class with how ripped and in shape you are. Make sure to let your instructors and classmates know. They will love it.

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    I too got hired recently (November 14th). I start on January 2nd at the department's academy

    Congratulations!
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    Congratulations! I, too, recently finished the process with the local department and am anxiously awaiting that same phone call.

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    Congrats. Hopefully you have a long, safe, successful career.

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    Thanks everybody, I am so pumped ! !

    I definitely have been keeping in shape, I do CrossFit, lift weights and play soccer but I am going to really kick it into high gear for the next 25 days in preparation.

    When I joined the Army at 18 I thought I was in shape when I showed up to Basic Training, I was dead wrong! Not going to let that happen again!

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    Steve-0 PM me. I might have information if your academy is in Washington.
    Life is too short to cry about yesterday.

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    Make sure you get lots of running in. Congratulations!

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    Run, Run, Run. Get good at push ups and situps. Congrats on getting in! Don't forget what a privilege it is, to be hired in this profession. One of the hardest jobs to get, one of the easiest to lose.
    R.I.P. #2083, You will never be forgotten.

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    2 weeks in and I am loving every minute of it!!!

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    Just finished our 9th week.

    We had EVOC this week, one of the most fun weeks of my life, wish it never had to end.

    11 weeks to go!

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    Wow that's awesome, I'm hoping to start in June and very cool to read posts like this! Congratulations!!

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    Just finished week 17!

    Had OC this week, and our firearms final, 2 weeks to go, I am SOOO excited to get out on the streets!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-0 View Post
    Just finished week 17!

    Had OC this week, and our firearms final, 2 weeks to go, I am SOOO excited to get out on the streets!!!
    I just finished week 12 of 26... I get OC'd on Tuesday! Keep it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-0 View Post
    Just finished week 17!

    Had OC this week, and our firearms final, 2 weeks to go, I am SOOO excited to get out on the streets!!!
    Nice.

    I'm in week 16 of 22 here. Can't wait to get out there myself!

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