Lemme think...I was working a full time job too...Nope, still not rigorous. Calling that academy "rigorous" is REALLY stretching the term. Maybe like watching Tv for an hour is a "rigorous" workout.MALawman said:Having started my career by going to a Reserve Academy I understand that the term "rigorous" just does not apply to running 5-10 miles every other day and doing push ups. The majority of the students at the reserve academy have full time jobs, family commitments, and other issues to deal with daily while attending the reserve academy. I have never met a reserve student who was getting paid to go to the academy. So consider a 40+ hour a week job, family life, and the daily issues along with the reserve training and you might agree that the term rigorous is acceptable.
Well, I am curious, how would you describe having a family an other commitments, a mortgage, car payments, etc...and still attending the 16 hour a day, 5 day a week live-in academy at New Braintree? With actual PT, Drill, Academics and Discipline? I would term that experience as a "rigorous" academy. Calling the R/I Academy "rigorous" is insulting to anyone who went through Parris Island or anything else that is actually tough.MALawman said:I do not believe you misread my posting on this subject. I do believe that you have a problem comprehending my posting. The Reserve Academy as it stands by itself is not extremely difficult for a motivated person of reasonable intelligence. The majority of people attending the Reserve Academy also work full time at other jobs, (remember reserves are not paid to go to the academy) this along with family commitments, and other daily issues, combined with the time commitments needed for the reserve academy cause stress and strain on a students professional and personal life. This is why I believe that the word "rigorous" is acceptable in describing the Reserve Academy.
I attended the Plymouth R/I academy, and since then, I attended and completed the San Diego County, California POST certified Animal Services Academy (Animal Control). The animal control academy was a 16 week, 640 hour FT academy that actually included PT. We ran 4 miles 3 times a week, did push ups, etc. We did our defensive tactics and handcuffing etc. along side the Sheriffs recruits, and did our firearms training with SDPD at their range. It certainly wasnt the MSP academy, but it was certainly was much tougher than the R/I academy.The bottom line? Anyone who has attended that R/I academy that I know has laughed at that joke of an Academy. The fact that the Sheriff has the gall to call it "rigorous" just goes further to prove what a lying political hack he is.
I'm under the impression that PCSO starts their CO's around $38K (bennies are pretty much the same), so it would be a little less than DOC. I've heard that that the big perk there compared to DOC is that PCSO CO's are on a 4 on 2 off schedule so they have rotating days off. BTW is there an open posting for this position, if so could you post the link?ejk55 said:........but my question was how much does a Plymouth County screw make compared to D.O.C. C.O.s? I work for the D.O.C. and I was just curious what the county jacks make. I am always looking for more money.