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    Communal showers at police academies?

    I've always been a guy who likes to shower alone. I don't shower at the gym or anywhere else like that, simply because I like my privacy - I'd rather not have certain parts of me exposed for all to see. Prudish? Perhaps.

    After PT at a non-residential academy, does everyone have to pile into one large shower room together, or are there private showers so everyone can enjoy a brief washdown without worrying about being seen naked?

    (This is a serious question).

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    You do realize that this type of question is COMPLETELY dependent on whose academy it is, and what facilities they possess, don't you?

    Why don't you call the academy you are interested in and ask...
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    Sword fighting is part of the academy curriculum at most academies...
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    We had separate showers at my academy. When they rebuilt the facility the made new communal showers.

    Even with separate showers it didn't keep most of the freaks from running by naked.

    Trust me, you'll be so close to your academy mates that showering together will be the least of your concerns. Especially after a few hours of wrestling around with them during PT.

    --Between this and your question about holidays off during the academy I'm getting the feeling that you really don't want a police job very badly.
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    Yes, and you are required to soap each other down for the first three months, with liquid soap only. As was said above, sword fighting is part if the curriculum as it applicable to defensive tactics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legoate View Post
    Between this and your question about holidays off during the academy I'm getting the feeling that you really don't want a police job very badly.
    Just asking a couple of questions that interested me, that's all. I wouldn't read too deeply into it. I just don't want some dude flicking me with a wet towel every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wantiko View Post
    After PT at a non-residential academy, does everyone have to pile into one large shower room together, or are there private showers so everyone can enjoy a brief washdown without worrying about being seen naked?

    (This is a serious question).
    Uh, are you homophobic or something? I seriously doubt your male chastity will be violated.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legoate View Post
    Between this and your question about holidays off during the academy I'm getting the feeling that you really don't want a police job very badly.
    I wholeheartedly agree.

    In fact, I give him about a week before he quits or washes out. (I'm feeling unusually generous)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantiko View Post

    I just don't want some dude flicking me with a wet towel every day.
    It will most likely be wet, but it may not be a towel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg72982 View Post
    It will most likely be wet, but it may not be a towel.
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    Uh, are you homophobic or something? I seriously doubt your male chastity will be violated.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by wantiko View Post


    Just asking a couple of questions that interested me, that's all. I wouldn't read too deeply into it. I just don't want some dude flicking me with a wet towel every day.

    This isn't high school gym. I cannot think of a single instance in either the academy or in the Navy (or in my gym, for that matter) where I have seen a rat tail applied to someone in the locker room. Wouldn't that be a great thing to be counseled for at the academy?

    FLETC has a community shower. The Navy has community showers. They are cheaper than the individual shower. You are there to clean up, not compare equipment size. If your pt class wasn't the last thing of the day, you will have to hurry to get to your next class on time. I am not an exhibitionist and prefer to shower alone, but it doesn't bother me to shower in a group, either. It is simply something you get used to.
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    I don't know about everyone else's academy but we used to call it a helicopter shower. Run in twirl around a few times and run out. We had like 100+ using a locker room that was designed for maybe 50. Take into account that you have about 10 15 mintues to get in shower, change and then make it to your next class.

    The police academy, like boot camp, is one of those places where modesty dosen't play a big part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wantiko View Post
    I've always been a guy who likes to shower alone.
    I just have to ask, are there straight guys out there that like to shower with others?

    Hey Joe I was getting ready to take a shower & get ready for work want to join me?
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