The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Law Academy is a 21-week program designed to prepare graduates for a career as a certified law enforcement officer. The combined regional academy trains officers from more than 15 municipal, county and state agencies and is recognized as a leader in law enforcement instruction statewide.We invite our recruits to chronicle their adventures in the law enforcement training academy. Take a peek at the twenty week life of a recruit.
The second week is over and we are starting to really mesh
as a group.Our formations are improving
and we are starting to get comfortable in our daily routines.As I look around, I see people helping people
all the time.Whether it is just
cleaning the break room, or hauling boxes inside from an instructor’s car, we
really feel like we are all in this together.
We had another busy week in the classroom, as we are covering
a lot of material in a short period of time.We have discovered that in order to do well on the weekly tests, study
groups are important.On Tuesday, we had
the privilege of hearing many personal stories shared by Lakewood Agents that
served as a reminder of the difficulties that LEO’s face every day, how awesome
the responsibilities are, and just how vigilant we all must be.
The PT this week was great.We are getting a good feel for how important our physical fitness is to
our job.There is no question that we
have all been a bit sore from the workouts and look forward to the weekend to
recover.After workouts like “Karen”,
“Cindy” and running ten 100M sprints, a 3mile jog feels like a day off.
We are all looking forward to the week ahead.The challenges in the classroom, the blood
and sweat of PT, and the synergy developing within the group are all making us
stronger, smarter and closer to accomplishing our goal of becoming the best we
can be.I am proud to be a part of this
group, and know that we are already developing relationships that will last a