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New LEO! Simpsonville SC

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by ronman737, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Mar 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    ronman737

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    I just received a tentative job offer from a local PD in Greenville County. I'm curious about what to expect next. I have already completed the exam, interview and pt test. I have a poly scheduled for next week and im trying to figure out what will happen afterward. Thanks for any help you can give me guys. Wish me luck.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    Good luck man :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 27, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    psych test...congrats dude..go for K9!!
     
  4. Mar 27, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    Ill be doing whatever I can. K9 would be cool.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    What would you like to know? The academy in SC is fairly easy...pay attention in class and don't over think things

    If they say it'll be on the test...it'll be there...and the answers are very straight forward

    Get your study on, get some sleep, and dont get caught up in the inevitable drama that comes from 70 adults living together in close quarters
     
  6. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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    I just have the same questions most people would have I guess. Whats the PT like? Can I come home on the weekends? what should I bring and for that matter not bring? No problem staying out of drama haha. I work in a restaurant now, you can't work anywhere else with more drama.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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    If PT is still the same...it's a cake walk...just show up and give it a shot

    You can come home on the weekends no problem

    I made sure to bring my own pillows and a blanket, and lots of snacks/bottled drinks to keep in my room...A laptop can be nice, but depending on your study habits...it could be a distraction

    A buddy of mine just graduated 2 weeks ago and i'll check with him for anymore tips for the new setup/format

    When I went thru it was only 9 weeks...it's now up to 12
     
  8. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    good luck man! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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    All excellent info. My wife is preggo with our first also. Im thinking he will pop out some time during the academy. On their website it says emergencies are excusable during the week. Does that count? Kind of a rhetorical question really. I really can't miss something like that anyway. I am really pumped for the whole thing really. I got married in Feb. having a baby in August, and I just scored my dream job. I am on cloud nine!
     
  10. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    Thanks!:D
     
  11. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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    Its 12 now. Unfortunately for me, Ill spend 12 weeks in Columbia SC sweating my nuts off. I really do hate Columbia. lol
     
  12. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:49 PM
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    cant honestly say...they may let you leave but recycle you into the next class or something like that
     
  13. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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    yup

    when I went thru it was...it's bumped to 12 and a possibility it's gonna get even longer...

    my FTO period was only 3 months
     
  14. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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    meh...it's not so bad...i went thru july-sept and survived...graduated #1 too :cool:

    we were still doing formation runs then too
     
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    Ill get it all figured out. I should probably talk to someone when I get down there about it.

    I have also been looking at duty boots. I found some Timberland Pro Valors for like 75 bucks on sportsmansguide. It says on the site that you can wear oxfords or boots to class and what not. I think boots would be way better than my super uncomfortable bates oxs'.
     
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    Much appreciated!:D
     
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    i took 2 pairs of boots with me

    one pair that was super shined up and nice for purposes of formations/class etc and then one beat up pair for range/driving/sim stuff

    if you can...get military creases sewn into your khakis before going...makes ironing/starching a lot easier when you dont have to crease anything but the sleeves
     
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    Any particular khakis?
     
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    your dept will either issue them or tell you what to get
     
  20. Mar 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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    Nice. Thanks for the info man. Ill probably have some more questions in the future.
     
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