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  • Originally posted by AL_NERI View Post
    All I know is. I've been doing these processes and been a fed Leo for a while now. An agency taking time to get people their first choice is a luxury and unheard of. It speaks volumes. FBI, DEA and most others don't give a crap you go where THEY want you. Get a job now back in hell on the border still a world away from family and life missing all holidays and family events for many more years. Or wait a couple months and get my first choice and actually have quality of life again and not miss my family for three years, holidays etc. Unless you work law enforcement in a south Texas border town you have no idea what I'm referring to. This place might as well be mars. I'm from the Northeast born and raised in Connecticut. There is no border here this IS Mexico. The past 8 years was an extreme detriment that unless seen most people don't understand. The agenda prohibited it from being In the media. OK OFF SOAP BOX.
    I feel ya on that. I was on that Border for 8 years and it can be depressing. Luckily my family (wife and kids) were with me.
    OUT!!

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    • Originally posted by Radio Raheem View Post

      I agree. You basically get the same pay and in the end (FBI starting pay is a GS-10 and ATF is GS-7 or 9), and ATF tells you your location on your EOD call. FBI tells you while you are in the academy. You know I never understood that. Why waste all of the money on the application and the academy when there could be a possibility of an applicant/trainee dropping out? Also, is that really fair to the applicant/trainee?
      FBI Pays your move. It includes closing cost, buying your old house, and house hunting trips. Not too bad. It's stress free.

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      • Originally posted by AL_NERI View Post

        I might add, I want ATF way more than FBI bc of what I've seen, experienced and how I would fit in with each agency in dealing with both. Would I go to whoever calls first regardless of location? of course I'd be dumb not to. Also, at ATF I'd be making considerably more as a 9-10 with locality and leap in the academy then immediately jump to an 11-8 which very few if any other agencies do. You are a ten for quite a while in the FBI. And the last fact, there are only 2,500 ATF special agents which equates to being very taken care of by your agency. FBI is a monster compared to that. I'm in a gigantic law enforcement agency now who takes care of none of their people and everyone is expendable day one in the academy, not saying FBI indeed would do that but I'm sure the odds are better stacked in your favor and you are very valued since there are so few lucky enough to be 1811s with ATF. I'm sure UCLA, and FED can attest to that.
        ATF is a cool agency but like all agencies it has its shortcomings. I will say this, being a small agency is both great and not so great.

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        • Originally posted by ti2015 View Post
          Roll call for those who are interested.

          Updated 11/07/2016

          I removed the October 14 group because I’m not aware of any Oct 14ers who haven’t received a preference sheet.

          April 15

          duc888 - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
          RR82 - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
          RR5 - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
          Roldi - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
          Aardvark - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
          +1 (Roldi's friend) - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
          Zulu101 - Received preference sheet Sep 2016

          ijc - Awaiting preference sheet (last update 08/2016)
          OPMGUY - Received med clearance, April 2016

          ​​gloveandco04 - Awaiting preference sheet
          ti2015 - Awaiting preference sheet

          313Police - Awaiting med clearance
          31Ford - Awaiting med clearance
          mpfeddie - Awaiting med clearance
          Cage123 - Awaiting med clearance
          mih pihsrow - Awaiting med clearance
          Braves1995 - Awaiting med clearance
          +1 - Awaiting med clearance
          NC_Mtnman - Awaiting med clearance

          CLOS35 - Completed poly
          Rick Nelson 12 - Awaiting poly
          1811hopefull - Awaiting FedEx
          Viking14 - Awaiting FedEx
          rjs - Awaiting FedEx

          October 15

          Celo182 - Poly, Nov 2016
          eaglesWR7 - Poly, Nov 2016
          Chapmanp1 - Fixed eQIP, Nov 2016
          Smokinghole - Polygraph, Dec 2016
          CincyKid85 - Polygraph, Oct 2016
          Smith6cr - Polygraph, Oct 2016
          LEO1811 - Polygraph, Oct 2016
          obuck34 - Polygraph, Oct 2016
          MDPO32 - Awaiting FedEx, Sep 2016
          DPHUSMC5803 - Awaiting FedEx, Sep 2016
          Mountaineers#79 - Awaiting FedEx, Sep 2016
          CaptWolf - Awaiting poly, Sep, 2016
          Lawlor - Awaiting poly, Sep 2016
          WhiteLightning - Scheduled poly, August 2016
          Lee23 - FedEx, August 2016
          Echat12 - Awaiting FedEx, August 2016
          BCJ - Awaiting FedEx, July 2016
          Vrsimmel - Received FedEx, July 2016
          Waitingtowait - Medical, July 2016

          May 16 - PTT to be completed before Dec 2016

          colonel87
          Marathon
          RettAllan17
          Phnx7
          Radio Raheem
          Odo1987
          Dom1220
          TJF5K
          Bliskin
          Blok2400
          StickerShock
          Slgolden0
          Apache82
          Balco42
          HSVP
          Theone1111111
          Probandparole16
          Bcash87
          Ifaynshteyn
          Covert_13
          Tyrell_jones3400
          Just quoting this so it doesn't get buried too far back. I updated mine.

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          • Originally posted by ti2015 View Post
            Roll call for those who are interested.

            Updated 11/07/2016

            I removed the October 14 group because I’m not aware of any Oct 14ers who haven’t received a preference sheet.

            April 15

            duc888 - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
            RR82 - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
            RR5 - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
            Roldi - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
            Aardvark - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
            +1 (Roldi's friend) - Received preference sheet Sep 2016
            Zulu101 - Received preference sheet Sep 2016

            ijc - Awaiting preference sheet (last update 08/2016)
            OPMGUY - Received med clearance, April 2016

            ​​gloveandco04 - Awaiting preference sheet
            ti2015 - Awaiting preference sheet

            313Police - Awaiting med clearance
            31Ford - Awaiting med clearance
            mpfeddie - Awaiting med clearance
            Cage123 - Awaiting med clearance
            mih pihsrow - Awaiting med clearance
            Braves1995 - Awaiting med clearance
            +1 - Awaiting med clearance
            NC_Mtnman - Awaiting med clearance

            CLOS35 - Completed poly
            Rick Nelson 12 - Awaiting poly
            1811hopefull - Awaiting FedEx
            Viking14 - Awaiting FedEx
            rjs - Awaiting FedEx

            October 15

            Celo182 - Poly, Nov 2016
            eaglesWR7 - Poly, Nov 2016
            Chapmanp1 - Fixed eQIP, Nov 2016
            Smokinghole - Fixed eQIP, Oct 2016
            CincyKid85 - Polygraph, Oct 2016
            Smith6cr - Polygraph, Oct 2016
            LEO1811 - Polygraph, Oct 2016
            obuck34 - Polygraph, Oct 2016
            MDPO32 - Awaiting FedEx, Sep 2016
            DPHUSMC5803 - Awaiting FedEx, Sep 2016
            Mountaineers#79 - Polygraph Scheduled, Dec 2016
            CaptWolf - Awaiting poly, Sep, 2016
            Lawlor - Awaiting poly, Sep 2016
            WhiteLightning - Scheduled poly, August 2016
            Lee23 - FedEx, August 2016
            Echat12 - Awaiting FedEx, August 2016
            BCJ - Awaiting FedEx, July 2016
            Vrsimmel - Received FedEx, July 2016
            Waitingtowait - Medical, July 2016

            May 16 - PTT to be completed before Dec 2016

            colonel87
            Marathon
            RettAllan17
            Phnx7
            Radio Raheem
            Odo1987
            Dom1220
            TJF5K
            Bliskin
            Blok2400
            StickerShock
            Slgolden0
            Apache82
            Balco42
            HSVP
            Theone1111111
            Probandparole16
            Bcash87
            Ifaynshteyn
            Covert_13
            Tyrell_jones3400



            Updated mine as well... Have second portion of medical in a few days, EQIP sent and Poly scheduled for a week or two.

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            • Originally posted by UCLA1998 View Post

              FBI Pays your move. It includes closing cost, buying your old house, and house hunting trips. Not too bad. It's stress free.

              Nice!!!
              OUT!!

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              • And if you don't own a home?

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                • Originally posted by AL_NERI View Post
                  And if you don't own a home?
                  They buy a house for you in your current city, and then help you to sell it as you move to your assigned location.

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                  • Originally posted by espantoon View Post

                    They buy a house for you in your current city, and then help you to sell it as you move to your assigned location.
                    Nice! Can't wait for that 500k signing bonus as well and a take home escalade to use as I see fit!

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                    • Wondering if the October 15 applicants are still in the game with them not starting backgrounds yet.good luck to all. Be safe

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                      • I hope that they are. I have this gut feeling that OCT 15 applicants will be the first group to go on some sort of list for 2018 dates (much like State Dept. 1811s).

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                        • Do the background investigators contact you? I've read on here where some do and some do not. Just trying to get some clarification on how people knew the background had started.

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                          • I'm an April '15 applicant who is 4 months post poly with no contact from a background investigator and I would say half the April '15 applicants out there are the same way.

                            The one hope is that a guy at work had his poly less than one month before me and he got hired for a November class.

                            They took his security clearance, slapped a med clearance on him and offered him a place not even on the list cause his top three choices were all within a two hour drive from the offered office.

                            Right now I think the first applicant done everything with a preference for an office with a vacant spot is getting the call. If no one is ready who wants that spot, they are making someone ready.

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                            • Did you have medical follow ups to do? Four months post poly on an April 15 seems like an agonizing wait.

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                              • Had a med follow up handed in early Sept. Guy who handed in same test after me has already been told he needs another test, so hopefully mine was accepted.

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