When I got hired first by a civil service department as a part-time officer it was very tough. The first ride along I did was with a 12 year patrolman. He was not happy to be hunting for dirt with some noob sitting in the passenger seat. I remember him cranking up the cruisers radio very loud on some 80's station and I wondered how the hell he would hear dispatch if a call came his way. He did not say one word to me the whole ride along. At the end he asked me what I saw? I just tried to say the name of the streets and landmarks to prove to him that I was observing the area. (That is what the Chief told me at the roll call, to get to know the area during the ride along) He said that you didn't hear nothing but the radio and you didn't see nothing because you weren't looking! I never knew what that meant and thought the guy was an asshole. I now know what he meant. Later on the guy who is a SGT. now taught me a lot in the long run. I now use some of his cold and calm style of teaching when I FTO a new boot. I know this is not the hardcore 90's so what I would suggest to you TS is to dress squared away, bring a coffee to the officer (with cream and sugar on the side), keep your mouth shut unless spoken to and to keep your ears and eyes open. I wish you the best of luck and enjoy.