We had fully military training, therefore we trained shooting, raid tactic, cross country, jungle survival … etc.
Indonesian Police Academy placed in Candi, outskirt of Semarang, Jawa Tengah, for those who become cadet have to take 3 years studied time, and year as studied officer.
During 3 years, each years named as : 1st year as Corporal Cadet, 2nd year as Sergeant Cadet, 3rd year as Major Sergeant Cadet, and 1 years as a studied officer.
We were have very tight daily schedule : beginning at 4 am for morning sports, morning roll call at 7 am, breakfast, class or outdoor activities until 1 PM, After class roll call, Lunch, Afternoon Activities, night roll call at 9 pm… and same schedule tomorrow, we only have the day off in the weekend.
Being as a cadet is very proudful, every time we spend a weekend and go to downtown, every single girls eye were look to us (gee!).
If you ever see the old movie: Officer and Gentleman, that is look exactly as picture of us.
Akpol started accepting women as Cadet in the years ’02, in my cadet’s time, all men.