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I remember my first week in Central Florida’s Police Academy like it was yesterday, even though it feels like a lifetime ago. It was the summer of 2007 and I was in my early 20s, 160ish pounds and over 6 feet tall. The physical training for police academies are structured like the U.S. Military Academy’s boot camp, but to a lesser degree. I had people tell me what to expect, but nothing prepared me for that first week.
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Scott, Matthew, "Overcoming Fear" (2021). UCF Forum. 445.
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