It is fun, but I think it is more stressful than any other part of the hiring process! haha It is quite a bit of money to front for all of the required gear, but I feel it is a very small investment for my dream career for the next 30 years. I will more than make back everything that I have to spend with my first paycheck. Thank goodness that I had some of the items already, so that is saving me a few bucks. I am also very happy that the really expensive stuff like duty leather, firearm, vest, etc. are all provided to me when I get there. My shopping list is getting smaller though! Just a few items left to go.