Wednesday, April 20, 2011

210 Update - Cadet Gemmill

A month down, only five more to go!

Although studying the Penal Code can have interesting topics, it sure does drag. In the past few weeks we have been taught by various Assistant District Attorneys, all with their own personalities. They have been teaching us a lot of the “dos” and “don’ts” for law enforcement and I know we have so much more to learn.

Physical training has been good so far. I have climbed a rope and have mastered a wall after they gave me trouble the first couple of times. If anything, having something that gives me a challenge just motivates me to want to do better. Every time we got a break from class I would find the chin up bar and knock out a few pull ups to strengthen my upper body.

Along with the numerous challenges, I can’t leave out the “primary!” The “primary” is a major written test that they give us throughout the training. We had our first one last week and let me give you some advice. If you think the kind of studying you did in college would be enough to get you through a “primary”, you’re wrong. At least this is the way I personally feel about it. Just be ready to study your tails off when you get here. Thankfully, the first quiz gave me a taste of what the primary would be like, so I did well on the test.

I’m looking forward to our third month to come along, not only does Academy Class 211 start their classes, but we start our skills training!

Every now and then I’ll glance ahead at the schedule to keep me looking forward to the future. The days go by slow, but the weeks have gone by fast. I can’t believe a month has already gone by, but then again I can’t believe I still have 5 more to work through. With that being said, I couldn’t be happier that I am part of this amazing family here at HPD.


Anonymous said...

Great job. Keep it up. Time will fly by!

Anonymous said...

Reading all the 210 cadet blogs is scaring me a bit, but greatly preparing me mentally. I stepped up my running, 300 meter dash and push up training up a notch. From all that we were told on Saturday about rankings and how it would affect the rest of our careers, ITS ON!!! Im aiming top 10.

-Class 211 cadet

Anonymous said...

Keep up the studying and hard work!! You are doing great!! Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us.

Anonymous said...

Great job!

Anonymous said...

All the hard work pays off in the end. Our class just finished probation and it seems like we were in the academy yesterday. It might seem that it drags on, but believe me, time is flying by and before you know it, you will be in that shop by yourself. My first day off probation was almost more nerve wrecking than the first day on Phase 1.

Anonymous said...

Go get em'!!!