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Well I started the application process for a local PD here in Nebraska, a town with roughly 50k people. I had a selection ...
November 22nd, 2011 12:09 AM
Well I started the application process for a local PD here in Nebraska, a town with roughly 50k people. I had a selection test earlier last month and scored really high which I was super happy about. And I just had a police department contact me and say they were interested in me. So now I get to start the application process. I was wondering if anyone(possibly some LEOs) would have some advice for me or suggestions? I am 23 and I have my associates in Criminal Justice currently working on my BA too. But I guess just maybe what I should expect through the application process?
Thanks for any input! I really appreciate it.
November 22nd, 2011 12:09 AM
November 22nd, 2011 12:30 AM
Congratulations, system seems different from here in Ohio. I will stay general. Process sometimes can be long, just keep plugging along. Be truthful...find out the whole process and set your goals to obtain the job you want. do not get discouraged. After 27 years it is still a good job. Good luck...have fun and be careful when you get hired on.
Craig S. Flaherty
Suarez International Staff Instructor
November 22nd, 2011 07:56 AM
My old department the background check and physical and psych testing took about ten months. You need to be straight up completely honest with them. They will go talk to your kindergarten teacher and anyone else who knows you. If they find out you "forgot" to tell them something they have to decide if that was an honest mistake, your memory is unreliable (as would be your testimony), or you intentionally tried to deceive them (not good). My department got more forgiving of bankruptcy after the dot com bubble burst but they still put your finances under a microscope. Instead of bankruptcy being an automatic rejection, they now look at what you were earning when you bought that $800k house. If you had a paycheck that could support ( at the time of purchase) your purchases it is ok. If you just had waaaaaay more credit than income and maxed everything out, that would be a no go based your demonstrated poor judgement.
Best of luck to you!
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November 22nd, 2011 08:20 AM
If you can pick up a second language it would help. Be honest and straightforward and you should do well.
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November 22nd, 2011 12:16 PM
As a LEO for 37 years I can only echo what the others have said. Do not lie, tell all the truth, and if hired, mouth shut, ears open for the first 2 to 4 years.
Don't be THAT rookie.............................
November 28th, 2011 03:22 PM
be prepared to be asked ANYTHING
as others have said, you will get psych test (most likely written and and in-person visit with a shrink), extensive background checks, have to submit work history, personal references, they will check them and ask all sorts of questions to current and former employers/references, on the disclosure form....don't forget or intentionally hide anything...period
if not already....get to running, lifting, doing pushups....lots of them
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