After spending the last 9 months unemployed, I was finally selected for the MNPD police academy in 2 weeks....just got the call today!! Super stoked... Background: 36 yo/male...Spent almost 12 years in the AF as an aircraft maintenance officer. Thanks to the political climate/economy, the AF decided to cut nearly 35% of my career field. As of 1 March, I got involuntarily separated and got to play Mr. Mom to my three kids while the wife is in nursing school. I've been trying to get into LE since I got out (even though I'm taking a pay cut of over 50%...I was a Major + receiving BAH, which hurts...but better than not finding a job!!) Applied for the FBI but they did the hiring freeze so applied to our local PD, TBI and Metro. Really wanted Metro since the FBI was a no go and since it's where I was raised and the current and retired Metro officers I've spoken to and done ride alongs with really seemed to like working for the department. Applied back in March, PT tested in Jun/Jul did my background Sep/Oct and since Thanksgiving did my psych eval, medical, and CVSA. Recruiting called me Tuesday and said I was slated for the March class. Got the call today and they said I start in two weeks-YIKES! Not really looking forward to the academy and feeling like I'm going through boot camp again, but I know it's the nature of the beast Looking forward to the new career and making the most of it!