The police academy got you all skinny, now the streets are going to get you fat. Ever heard of “the Freshman 15” phenomenon in college? It occurs in the police world as well, and for the exact same reasons.
How will this happen? Let’s break it down. During your first year or so on the job, there is one word that describes what you will be attempting to achieve over all else if you are normal… Acceptance. It will become very important to you to be accepted by your peers and much more importantly by the senior officers.