Posts tagged with: academy preparation

“What are some good snacks for patrol?”  I get asked this question all the time.  It’s not a simple answer because everyone is different and everyone has different needs.  What...
Two years after leaving the Marine Corps, I find myself sitting on a used couch in a tiny sweaty apartment in North Hollywood… AC is expensive.  The year is 2014...
“Know yourself and seek self-improvement.”- Marine Corps leadership principles Want to be better at life? How about just trying to get hired as a police officer, or you if you are...
Too many people focus on preparing for the academy, believing it to be the ultimate achievement.  It’s an achievement alright, but the real challenge begins when you hit the streets...
I often get asked how I like being a cop. More specifically I also get asked if being a cop is hard. Since I love it, my answer is always...
Stop feeling guilty for what you eat.  Lets refocus energy on what makes us better, happier, and healthier.  Often times, we are surrounded by “gurus” telling us to be disciplined and...
I often get asked what are the basic requirements to become a police officer. I took the time to make a chart listing and comparing the the basic qualification to...
“Be the type of person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning, the devil says, ‘aww shit… they’re up.'” -Dwayne Johnson One of the things that keeps...
A college kid came up to me at a coffee shop once (I didn’t have my bullet proof coffee that day) and said “Hey, Officer Meraz, I recognize you from...
Do you work out long hours many days a week? Do you diet only to relaps or diet feeling disgruntled and out of energy? After suffering through diet and working...