Friday, April 17, 2009

Future Leaders

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On Thursday, April 16, 2009, members of the Leadership North Houston Program of Lone Star College visited the Academy. They were introduced to two of our cadet squad leaders and had the opportunity to ask them a few questions about academy life and about being a leader of their respective academy class.


Anonymous said...

Hi officer McCoy I am a future hpd cadet. If you enter the academy and unable to run (1.5) in the required time frame does that disqualify me from the academy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the future leaders of each of the current academy classes, especially to the graduates of Class 202.

My daughter, an Air Force veteran, took on the challenge in October 2007 and graduated with Class 195 on April 15, 2008. A year's gone by and she's happy with the life changing decision she made to join the brotherhood in blue. Her dad retired from HPD's Mounted Patrol in 2002 and I am currently a lieutenant with the Harris County Sheriff's Office, so you can imagine how very proud we are of her.

My message to the masses is simple. If you're apprehensive about your ability to take on the challenge, your fears may really be your biggest challenge. Lieutenant Faustek and the HPD Academy training staff are incredibly committed to each and every cadet who has the heart and dedication to give their all. The cadet who does this ultimately succeeds in achieving their goals.

One very proud mom

P.S. Awesome blog, Officer McCoy!

Anonymous said...

Very Cool.

Anonymous said...

As a female, I must say this is exactly what I wanted to see. I admire those women who have chosen such a noble career. It has made me reconsider. My husband is joining, I may have to join with him.

Beau Guerra said...

Intersting perspective Officer McCoy. I look forward to you blog every day. I hope to be there soon. Thanks!

Officer McCoy said...

After six months of training you should have no problem running the 1.5 mile run.

Thanks for the compliments everyone. All my fellow "family" members from cadets to officers to the civilain support staff make my job easy to highlight HPD.

Anonymous said...

Great Video today!

Anonymous said...

I could not be more proud of the cadets in this video. As a member of the Academy staff...I get to interact with our cadets daily,and they constantly impress me with their energy and drive.

You all, please stop worrying about the PT test. I'll make you a deal. You get hired, and really apply yourself at the Academy, and I will run with you on the PT test.

We will both make it under the time limit and I graduated twenty-four years ago. I know...that makes me as old as Methuselah.

See you at the finish line!

Anonymous said...


Beau Guerra said...

I'm 43 and trying to get in the Academy. I run the mile and a half in the mid 13:00 range. Most of it is mental. Think of all the other officers that have gone through it and succeded. Think of the ones that given their lives in the line of duty. Run for them and yourselves. Think positive and do what it takes to reach your goal!

LT said...

Great job as always, Mike. You do great work showing off our training.

I can't tell you how pleased I was with how Cadets Hann and DeLeon carried themselves during the interview.

They and their classmates make us all proud to be here every day!