Originally Posted by Malstorme
As a former AF cop, I'd suggest (as painful as I'm sure you'll find this) to NOT try to skip or waiver a basic police academy simply based on your SP training. There is SO much more that you will learn that isn't covered (or just barely was) in the AF program. There are SO many ways to screw up in this job even WITH an unabridged training program that you don't need to handicap yourself. You may not see it now, but I promise you're cheating yourself if you find a way to skip ahead without having previously completed a full state-certification training program.
As a former AF Cop, you can relate to what I am about to say:
I am 28 years old with over 10.5 years of service and about to put on Master Sergeant (E-7). While I understand and AGREE
with what you're saying, I cannot justify quitting my career, one in which I could definitely see Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) and even retire at the ripe old age of 37, to pursue the full time academy and civilian career.
The few reasons I am even considering this waiver is so that I can have it as another tool under my belt. It would definitely benefit me as a reserve officer, which is a VOLUNTEER
opportunity and one that I plan on pursuing here and in my future duty assignments/locations. It would also allow me to apply for other USAF Security Forces job in the future and with it and reserve work combined, I would be a better SF member, it would benefit the SF unit I am working with, and it would assist when I get out in having a heads up should I pursue it full time.
Originally Posted by pal2511
I agree with Malstorme. Hell if they are going to pay you why not go through the academy and show everyone up?
When I transferred from Mo to KS there was a lot of stuff that wasnt taught in my 1 week academy. Somedays I wish I went to the full academy.
Noone would be paying for this academy except for me. It would be coming out of my pocket. The cost of the school, travel, lodging, food, and etc. would be all paid by me.
If I am lucky, I would get USAF Tuition Assistance to pay for the course, but I would still pay for the rest of it.