With a little more than 2 months left in the academy, they have decided to start the drill sergeant/militaristic style of training. I'm assuming it's because they are starting firearms training. I'm a little worried and curious to see how Hot Fuzz handles the berating and belittling. I'm all for that method of police training though.
He has been given a laundry list of supplies and items needed by next week in addition to the laundry list of things he's already had to purchase and the laundry list of things yet to purchase by the time he graduates. . . I have a feeling he'll always need something, and it's most likely that his department won't supply it. Right now he just needs to purchase shooting glasses and a large duffel bag for all his stuff. They have asked the cadets to not arrive at the academy or leave the academy in their uniforms because of personal safety. Unfortunately, my mind likes to wander at this point and then I cringe. And then I put it in the back of my mind and try not to think about it anymore.
They also recommended a couple of books: On Combat and On Killing by Dave Grossman. Also, an officer that he works with that is on the brink of retirement gave him a bunch of his old books. I wonder if they are still applicable or if they are just completely outdated. It was still a nice gesture. It looks like they are intended for the administration-minded officer. Any book recommendations out there for either myself or the cop? I've been hearing a lot about "I Love a Cop" and I think I will definitely look into that. Here's the stack of books the officer gave him.
HF has been helping CJ a lot this week. He said that when they were practicing scenarios and she would go to draw her gun, her belt was so loose, that when she would try and lift her gun out, the belt would go up in the air with her gun as she struggled to get it out. She was saying things like, "my belt's too big!" or "I lost weight and my pants are all baggy now!". He would try to explain to her why she needs a belt that fits and she would just argue with him until he grabbed ahold of her belt on each side of her and basically spun the belt around her waist while she was wearing it to show her how ridiculously loose it was. It didn't seem to make sense to her why an officer would wear their pants and their belt a certain way. Even though this has all been explained to them at the beginning of the academy. Maybe it would all make sense when she is forced to shoot someone, but can't get her gun out and they shoot her instead. SCARY. Everything he tells me about this girl, I've either seen on Charlie's Angels or an old black and white western.
Well I'm off. I have to do laundry. I want to cry because HF just informed me that he has to have creases in his shirts and pants from now on and I don't do creases. Thank goodness his department he'll be working for has free dry cleaning service. This has been a long week and I have a feeling it's going to be an even longer next couple of weeks.