Happy New Year
After the New Year's holiday, we'll only have 9 more days of class.
I finished off this week by passing all of the field problems. Overall, the class did much better on this second set of graded scenarios than on the first practice set. There were far fewer failures and everyone seemed more comfortable with the task of solving each scene.
I was elected as class speaker for graduation and will now be spending time trying to come up with a decent speech while studying for the final set of tests. We have 9 more regular tests and one 450-question test needed to become certified as a peace officer in Arizona.
In addition to the tests, we still have to qualify on the shooting range in the day time, complete a 9 mile run to the top of South Mountain (where all of the radio towers are), perform traffic direction in an actual intersection, perform a series of physical fitness tests, and have a simulated shootout using paintball guns.
I just found out that the recruit that was dismissed in week 6 will be re-starting the academy on Tuesday, January 3rd. His classroom is right next to ours so he will probably be watching us with envy as he runs around in his black and whites while we finish up our last two weeks. I'm glad he's been given another chance to become an officer but wish he could have made it through with us.