Our best recruit of our last batch was a 45 year old guy who was a manager of a staples store for 10+ years.... Always wanted to be a cop and joined late but I would rather have no one else on our Platoon. Eager to learn and works hard.
Let me tell you one thing tho, mentally, you will never approach the practice runs the same way as the real thing. Practice runs lack the adrenaline kick.
I have tried the PARE test a couple of times with devastating results. Luckily it didn't turn me OFF. I have ran the real thing in 3:42 at the age of 41. And.... I had smoked a pack a day the last 25 years?
My advice: (or rather what worked for me}
Hit the pavement and do some daily running for two or three weeks prior the 'real' test. 10/15 min runs. Sprint a bit too.
You will do just fine.
hockeyref306 wrote:I had a 52 year old in my troop. I say go for it! Best of luck.
More and more guys like that going through now. Being older isn't a deterrent to getting hired anymore.
This is a little bit of a relief to see.
I am surely not old or the oldest however, I am a few months shy of 40.
I am well aware that it's not going to be easy going through Depot training.
If it's anything like basic training was I'd say it's probably gunna suck.
Do they try to "tailor" troops, for age ?
Or is it really a mix of ages within the troop.
May 7---Oct 27,2014
Chive on Mountie
How good are we 2 good. How strong are we 2 strong. How sexy are we 2 sexy. Who are we. Troop 2. WhoAhh!!