No. That's why in all my posts you'll see P.O., though NYR2711's explanation showed how it originated.Originally Posted by Puck Head
If n ya gots jowls, they might as well be furry ones
And always remember, the longer they don't know your name, the better off you are. There are always those jag-offs in the academy that think the best thing to do is try to stand out in the crowd by doing whatever. If you ever have a question, ask them, but don't be that "What if" guy that asks some obscure question like "well, what if im in an airplane over international borders? Do the NY laws apply there?". Don't try to be a superstar the first few days and weeks of gym because it's a marathon, not a sprint. Always pay attention and understand that every single thing they ever ask, no matter how obscure it may seem, is a test. Don't let yourself get caught up in that concept of "im a smart dude so i don't want to look stupid not knowing something" and pretend that you get it when you might not at first. Enjoy the gun range and the vehicle obstacle course because those will be the first two times you really feel like you're a cop (it was for me i guess lol) and as I told you on the phone earlier today, my door is open 24/7 to any question you might want to bounce off me.
And the above goes for anyone who might be getting into the field or has some questions.
Last edited by Keirik; 07-06-2012 at 12:06 AM.
But the academy is the best time. I still talk to a couple of guys every now and then, but the storys we have are priceless. It really turns into a family because you are helping and pushing each other to pass and do well. When we had a guy start to slow down when we ran in our company, our whole company would start to slow down to get the guy going again, and it someone from another company would drop back, we would squeeze them in with us so they wouldn't get in trouble.
Oh and Niko, park under the FDR, it's the quickest way out if you drive and is pretty cheap. If you take the train, don't get a cab at the ends of 21st street, they will yell at you, and don't do anything dumb driving home, I know guys that got in trouble while driving because academy instructors saw them doing something while driving or on the train. And while in the academy turn your phone off, and if you can, take out the battery. If your caught on your phone they pull a demerit card from you.
Last edited by NYR2711; 07-06-2012 at 01:57 AM.
Thanks for the advice, guys. I was hoping the lot isn't too expensive because car pooling with someone or some guys may be a bitch. I don't want to have to depend on a guy/s I don't know and be late because of it. The train may be a bitch too, so I'm going to take a test run this weekend to the orientation site (QUeens College) and to the academy site. I went to the academy site for the JST, but it was a Sunday and I parked on the street.
A buddy of mine told me to avoid the train if I can, because you're responsible for being like a police officer while on the train and it's a responsibility I don't want this early in the game. I just don't want to have to sit on a train for an hour when I can drive there in 20 minutes.
I'm looking forward to it. I'm sure you guys will get PMs from me and Keith, you know you can expect texts lol.
The words of advice are much appreciated.
Oh and one more thing to think about. I'm not sure how it is in the NYPD though but for Nassau, when the first day came and they said to be at a place at 7, they meant 7. Not 645, not 701. Just 7. Do NOT be late. Early might get you yelled at but late will get you remembered.
When I went, early was fine, but that was because there was 3500 of us and they started early. Pretty much everything in the NYPD it pays to be early for. When you go to the range, start time is either 7 or 8, but you have to be there before 6 if you want to get out at a decent time. Usually for the range I get there at like 545 and there is a line already, they open the gates at 6, and then everyone parks and runs into the mess hall to sign in, which they start at 620 or 630. If your in the first relay your out at like 130, if your in the last relays, your out close to 3, and if your going at the end of the cycle, you have to hope you make the cutoff for that day.
Honor, Tradition, Respect... This is what it means to be a NEW YORK RANGER!
Just got the official call. As of 3:59, I'm in. NYR2711, Keirik and I are fratelli.
yo yo ma.
Niko what kind of donut do you like? congrats
2 days until it starts ! (cue scary music) lol