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  • Originally posted by ifaynshteyn View Post
    Well, checked USA Jobs and my application is under review. *Silently praying to the 1811 genie* for a non-BQE.
    Mine just says received still but my email this morning said since I already passed the written test, I will be notified at a later date for my SI. Although, I've already passed the SI as well if they choose to use the 2011 results... Hopefully, I just need to update the medical!

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    • Just curious, which areas are the email recipients located in? Maybe some offices are processing slower than others?

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      • I chose San Antonio and El Paso
        and I have heard zilch. Not surprised.
        Although it sounds like you have to pretty much ace the test to move on anyway so not super confident. I passed the SAEE without a problem but that was pretty basic, no math etc....

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        • Originally posted by ifaynshteyn View Post
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          Thanks for the feedback. Im at a theoretically great department, but my heart has always been with the fed; terrorism, dope, large gun cases, human trafficking etc...something I will never truly see as a local. I'd do the job without a retirement, so the federal shenanigans don't bother me in the least.

          With my background I will be doing myself a disservice staying local, plus the idea of moving around and relocating is thrilling.
          Then it's time for some mythbusting.
          HSI doesn't do any terrorism cases. The only "real" cases are done by FBI, and those are few and far between aside from rounding up high school kids that like to play terrorist on the internet.

          Dope? HSI doesn't do large dope cases well. They don't have the money that DEA does, and frankly, they suck at it.
          And DEA pawns off a lot of the real work onto their TFOs - so we're back to local PDs and SOs.

          Human trafficking? That would be HSI's game except REAL human trafficking cases (exploitation, slavery) are almost nonexistent (not that it's not happening, just that nobody can build a decent case on one). And nobody cares about alien smuggling. HSI's biggest game is child porn, which isn't really part of their mission at all (many/most of their cases don't have a direct border nexus), but it makes for good headlines and nobody can say that they're in favor of CP, unlike immigration or dope.

          Guns? Go to ATF, but I think we've seen how their large gun cases turn out.

          The fed is all about paperpushing. State and local LEOs do WAY more "real" work than feds any day.

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          • Originally posted by 8USC1229 View Post
            Then it's time for some mythbusting.
            HSI doesn't do any terrorism cases. The only "real" cases are done by FBI, and those are few and far between aside from rounding up high school kids that like to play terrorist on the internet.

            Dope? HSI doesn't do large dope cases well. They don't have the money that DEA does, and frankly, they suck at it.
            And DEA pawns off a lot of the real work onto their TFOs - so we're back to local PDs and SOs.

            Human trafficking? That would be HSI's game except REAL human trafficking cases (exploitation, slavery) are almost nonexistent (not that it's not happening, just that nobody can build a decent case on one). And nobody cares about alien smuggling. HSI's biggest game is child porn, which isn't really part of their mission at all (many/most of their cases don't have a direct border nexus), but it makes for good headlines and nobody can say that they're in favor of CP, unlike immigration or dope.

            Guns? Go to ATF, but I think we've seen how their large gun cases turn out.

            The fed is all about paperpushing. State and local LEOs do WAY more "real" work than feds any day.

            but "FEDERAL AGENT" still sounds so darn cool... hahahha

            It amazes me how much TV influences people on the duties of both Federal and Local LE....
            Last edited by PHSeaBee; 09-17-2015, 12:25 PM.

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            • Originally posted by 8USC1229 View Post
              Then it's time for some mythbusting.
              HSI doesn't do any terrorism cases. The only "real" cases are done by FBI, and those are few and far between aside from rounding up high school kids that like to play terrorist on the internet.

              Dope? HSI doesn't do large dope cases well. They don't have the money that DEA does, and frankly, they suck at it.
              And DEA pawns off a lot of the real work onto their TFOs - so we're back to local PDs and SOs.

              Human trafficking? That would be HSI's game except REAL human trafficking cases (exploitation, slavery) are almost nonexistent (not that it's not happening, just that nobody can build a decent case on one). And nobody cares about alien smuggling. HSI's biggest game is child porn, which isn't really part of their mission at all (many/most of their cases don't have a direct border nexus), but it makes for good headlines and nobody can say that they're in favor of CP, unlike immigration or dope.

              Guns? Go to ATF, but I think we've seen how their large gun cases turn out.

              The fed is all about paperpushing. State and local LEOs do WAY more "real" work than feds any day.
              I know for a fact that the above is not true. When I was a prosecutor, the majority of the drug cases I was brought were from HSI, not DEA, and the DEA cases I did get were not nearly as big as the HSI cases. Maybe this was just specific to my district, but the above blanket statements are not true as blanket statements.

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              • Originally posted by 8USC1229 View Post
                Then it's time for some mythbusting.
                HSI doesn't do any terrorism cases. The only "real" cases are done by FBI, and those are few and far between aside from rounding up high school kids that like to play terrorist on the internet.

                Dope? HSI doesn't do large dope cases well. They don't have the money that DEA does, and frankly, they suck at it.
                And DEA pawns off a lot of the real work onto their TFOs - so we're back to local PDs and SOs.

                Human trafficking? That would be HSI's game except REAL human trafficking cases (exploitation, slavery) are almost nonexistent (not that it's not happening, just that nobody can build a decent case on one). And nobody cares about alien smuggling. HSI's biggest game is child porn, which isn't really part of their mission at all (many/most of their cases don't have a direct border nexus), but it makes for good headlines and nobody can say that they're in favor of CP, unlike immigration or dope.

                Guns? Go to ATF, but I think we've seen how their large gun cases turn out.

                The fed is all about paperpushing. State and local LEOs do WAY more "real" work than feds any day.
                Amen and hallelujah
                USMS Region 3
                Info Session: Aug 2009 (Atlanta)
                Interview: 10/26/09 (Atlanta)
                Conditional Offer: 1/15/10
                BackgroundInt: 2/1/10
                Medical:2/15/10
                MedicalReview: 4/15/10
                FIT: 5/10/10 (Excellent)
                Drug: 6/5/10
                Fletc: APRIL 6, 2011!!!
                Duty Station: Laredo,Tx

                __________________________________________________ ______________________________
                Border Patrol AgentApplied: 11/15/10
                Written: 12/27/10
                NOR: 12/29/10 (96)
                To:
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                • Originally posted by 3.14 Beans View Post
                  I know for a fact that the above is not true. When I was a prosecutor, the majority of the drug cases I was brought were from HSI, not DEA, and the DEA cases I did get were not nearly as big as the HSI cases. Maybe this was just specific to my district, but the above blanket statements are not true as blanket statements.
                  But most HSI dope cases are seizures made by other agencies ( in my experience) . Most FED cases as a matter of fact are referrals from other agencies. ATF gets felon in possession stats because a local PD arrests badguy and notifies ATF so they can bring fed charges, DEA gets stats because local SO interdiction team snags a tractor trailer and calls the feds to get an interstate transportation charge. 90% of fed cases are bull**** built on the backs of real cops.
                  USMS Region 3
                  Info Session: Aug 2009 (Atlanta)
                  Interview: 10/26/09 (Atlanta)
                  Conditional Offer: 1/15/10
                  BackgroundInt: 2/1/10
                  Medical:2/15/10
                  MedicalReview: 4/15/10
                  FIT: 5/10/10 (Excellent)
                  Drug: 6/5/10
                  Fletc: APRIL 6, 2011!!!
                  Duty Station: Laredo,Tx

                  __________________________________________________ ______________________________
                  Border Patrol AgentApplied: 11/15/10
                  Written: 12/27/10
                  NOR: 12/29/10 (96)
                  To:
                  Medical:

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                  • Originally posted by jtl323 View Post
                    But most HSI dope cases are seizures made by other agencies ( in my experience) . Most FED cases as a matter of fact are referrals from other agencies. ATF gets felon in possession stats because a local PD arrests badguy and notifies ATF so they can bring fed charges, DEA gets stats because local SO interdiction team snags a tractor trailer and calls the feds to get an interstate transportation charge. 90% of fed cases are bull**** built on the backs of real cops.
                    as a former Local LE I call it TEAMWORK! hahaha we all do our part right? lol

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                    • Originally posted by PHSeaBee View Post
                      as a former Local LE I call it TEAMWORK! hahaha we all do our part right? lol
                      As a former local LE also, i call it grandstanding and taking the path of least resistance. The FED is a joke when it comes to LE.
                      USMS Region 3
                      Info Session: Aug 2009 (Atlanta)
                      Interview: 10/26/09 (Atlanta)
                      Conditional Offer: 1/15/10
                      BackgroundInt: 2/1/10
                      Medical:2/15/10
                      MedicalReview: 4/15/10
                      FIT: 5/10/10 (Excellent)
                      Drug: 6/5/10
                      Fletc: APRIL 6, 2011!!!
                      Duty Station: Laredo,Tx

                      __________________________________________________ ______________________________
                      Border Patrol AgentApplied: 11/15/10
                      Written: 12/27/10
                      NOR: 12/29/10 (96)
                      To:
                      Medical:

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                      • Originally posted by 8USC1229 View Post
                        Then it's time for some mythbusting.
                        HSI doesn't do any terrorism cases. The only "real" cases are done by FBI, and those are few and far between aside from rounding up high school kids that like to play terrorist on the internet.

                        Dope? HSI doesn't do large dope cases well. They don't have the money that DEA does, and frankly, they suck at it.
                        And DEA pawns off a lot of the real work onto their TFOs - so we're back to local PDs and SOs.

                        Human trafficking? That would be HSI's game except REAL human trafficking cases (exploitation, slavery) are almost nonexistent (not that it's not happening, just that nobody can build a decent case on one). And nobody cares about alien smuggling. HSI's biggest game is child porn, which isn't really part of their mission at all (many/most of their cases don't have a direct border nexus), but it makes for good headlines and nobody can say that they're in favor of CP, unlike immigration or dope.

                        Guns? Go to ATF, but I think we've seen how their large gun cases turn out.

                        The fed is all about paperpushing. State and local LEOs do WAY more "real" work than feds any day.
                        I didnt intend to mean that one specific agency did all of the above. Iv wanted to be a fed for as long as I can remember, and in all honesty, FBI/HSI/DEA/ATF would all be an honor to work for. I am very proud of my current work in local LE and I understand the difference between local and fed LE in terms of what they do on a daily basis/how they operate as I have numerous friends currently in the 1811 jungle. I can't put a finger on why FLE has always been my dream over good ol' fashion local task force work, but that's the way the cookie crumbled.

                        In regards to agencies' failure and successes, from the lower pay, paperwork, media fiascos...I am still not deterred.

                        Thank you for the honest assessment of FLE work!
                        Last edited by ifaynshteyn; 09-17-2015, 01:38 PM.

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                        • Originally posted by ifaynshteyn View Post
                          I didnt intend to mean that one specific agency did all of the above. Iv wanted to be a fed for as long as I can remember, and in all honesty, FBI/HSI/DEA/ATF would all be an honor to work for. I am very proud of my current work in local LE and I understand the difference between local and fed LE in terms of what they do on a daily basis/how they operate as I have numerous friends currently in the 1811 jungle. I can't put a finger on why FLE has always been my dream over good ol' fashion local task force work, but that's the way the cookie crumbled.

                          In regards to agencies' failure and successes, from the lower pay, paperwork, media fiascos...I am still not deterred.

                          Thank you for the honest assessment of FLE work!
                          It was the X-Files for me! chasing paranormal and aliens!!!

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                          • Originally posted by 8USC1229 View Post
                            Then it's time for some mythbusting.
                            HSI doesn't do any terrorism cases. The only "real" cases are done by FBI, and those are few and far between aside from rounding up high school kids that like to play terrorist on the internet.

                            Dope? HSI doesn't do large dope cases well. They don't have the money that DEA does, and frankly, they suck at it.
                            And DEA pawns off a lot of the real work onto their TFOs - so we're back to local PDs and SOs.

                            Human trafficking? That would be HSI's game except REAL human trafficking cases (exploitation, slavery) are almost nonexistent (not that it's not happening, just that nobody can build a decent case on one). And nobody cares about alien smuggling. HSI's biggest game is child porn, which isn't really part of their mission at all (many/most of their cases don't have a direct border nexus), but it makes for good headlines and nobody can say that they're in favor of CP, unlike immigration or dope.

                            Guns? Go to ATF, but I think we've seen how their large gun cases turn out.

                            The fed is all about paperpushing. State and local LEOs do WAY more "real" work than feds any day.
                            Isn't HSI the second largest contributor to JTTFs on the FED side behind the FBI? And don't JTTFs investigate the bulk of terrorist threats?

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                            • Originally posted by ifaynshteyn View Post
                              I didnt intend to mean that one specific agency did all of the above. Iv wanted to be a fed for as long as I can remember, and in all honesty, FBI/HSI/DEA/ATF would all be an honor to work for. I am very proud of my current work in local LE and I understand the difference between local and fed LE in terms of what they do on a daily basis/how they operate as I have numerous friends currently in the 1811 jungle. I can't put a finger on why FLE has always been my dream over good ol' fashion local task force work, but that's the way the cookie crumbled.

                              In regards to agencies' failure and successes, from the lower pay, paperwork, media fiascos...I am still not deterred.

                              Thank you for the honest assessment of FLE work!

                              Trust me. i speak from experience.....please please please dont leave local LE for FED. You will regret every minute of it. The only thing better is the money, and once you have the money it makes it imposible to take a loss and go back. If i could go back to local LE , i would in a heartbeat, its the single greatest mistake ive made.
                              USMS Region 3
                              Info Session: Aug 2009 (Atlanta)
                              Interview: 10/26/09 (Atlanta)
                              Conditional Offer: 1/15/10
                              BackgroundInt: 2/1/10
                              Medical:2/15/10
                              MedicalReview: 4/15/10
                              FIT: 5/10/10 (Excellent)
                              Drug: 6/5/10
                              Fletc: APRIL 6, 2011!!!
                              Duty Station: Laredo,Tx

                              __________________________________________________ ______________________________
                              Border Patrol AgentApplied: 11/15/10
                              Written: 12/27/10
                              NOR: 12/29/10 (96)
                              To:
                              Medical:

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                              • Originally posted by Golf9 View Post
                                Isn't HSI the second largest contributor to JTTFs on the FED side behind the FBI? And don't JTTFs investigate the bulk of terrorist threats?
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