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  • Originally posted by ATrooper2b View Post
    Did they make you do the full 5 hours?
    5 hours? Actually the first time only took me about 2.5 - 3 hours. The second time took 2 - 2.5 hours. It could have been shorter but we got off topic several times discussing other things. The process is the same (background questions, then test), but he didn't have to go over all the extra overview discussion.

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    • to the Doa guy

      Those statistics all sound nice but if your going have to perform as a cop no matter where you go. Number one unless your a cop you have no idea whats its going to be like anywhere. You can hear war stories or watch tv shows about the profession, but you will never feel it until your a cop for a while. The senior police on this board know what I am talking about. If your afraid to police in a place and come up with excuses for not going there, your going to be afraid no matter where you go. Stay strong through your process and dont pull yourself down because crime is hifgher in one area of teh country then another part. Another thing to remember is if your trained right you will have no worries.... Good luck and keep an open mind.

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      • Originally posted by John2008 View Post
        same goes here.
        Originally posted by OTVFD18 View Post
        Haha I wish I could earn the title of recruit. I'm already tired of being an "applicant" or a "candidate".
        It will come soon enough, trust me guys. Your motivation and dedication is already there.
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        • Originally posted by SlowDownThere View Post
          DOAcop, I've seen that you occasionally post in a thread concerning New York State.

          Of course, we always enjoy reading your posts and appreciate your insight. But I'm curious. Are you from here?

          And are you near the fires?

          Actually,the only other cool O.com State blogs I've been to is NY and TX( some of the politics are similar to CA )-several family members in upstate and my Ex is there(Buffalo,but now NYC) -imagine a puerto rican version of "fran drescher",loves to hate you ,hates to love you,but always wants to know where you are and "if" you miss her - she almost had me coming out there ,until I found out that in many cases I'd make less and have to start an academy all over again (CA. allows you to take an equivalency exam for Peace officer certification, which can allow you to be hired by almost 75% of the CA depts and agencies,and we don't differentiate between "peace officer and police officer")

          Several folks from the NYC and from the state have hit me up on o.com and from another L.A. cop site to "ask" what L.A. and so.Cal policing is like; some have come out and even did ride alongs ,then later said it was the wildest stuff they've ever seen-many go back becuase they say the prices are so high here ;one of my co worker used to work NYC Transit('89 to '94) before the merger in the late 90s and he tells some of the nuttiest stories from back then.Plus with alot of guys "talking about coming out to try their hand at the "dark blue " (LAPD) or the "918 victor" crew (LASD), I have tried my hand at alittle profiteering ( $1K/per recruit- only got $2k so far in the last yr-DRAT!!!) .Ifind it interesting to hear about alot of the different NY agencies-state ,local,even county and small village ,but i guess its the same as a NY stater hearing about a small place in L.A. like East Palo Alto, or Coronado PD, or the BART PD....
          "we're americans ! We don't quit because we're wrong, we just keep doing it wrong UNTIL it turns out Right"...

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          • Originally posted by DOAcop38 View Post
            LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! Its not that bad "out here" (CA.) well,actually sometimes it is... We need officers becuase alot of jobs are available here with LESS stringent standards and give MORE personal freedom( you can be a store mgr,or IT specialist making $60K yr and having weekends off comapred to the hell of 18 mos of tarining and probation an Avg CA.police officer goes thru just to get the job and $60K/yr to start) funny but there have been plenty of shootings near my area of patrol (LAX) as well as L.A>, yet YOU are the first I've seen to actualy acknowledge that the level of violence on the West coast is HIGHER than what you may see on the eatcoast( I've had folks visit and claim that L.A.,Oakland ,and the southwest were "WEAK"-until the sun went down!) but in all reality,we pay very well and alot of the reason for the openings-beyond what I mentioned above,is the DROP program and most cities /agencies haing the 3%@50/55 PERs retirement; many officers have saved their $$$,bought homes in other Western states(WA,OR,Co.NV,ID,AZ,TX) and are leaving the job with medical and 75% to 90% of the salaries-we are taking the late 70s to early 80s generation of street coppers-many hard core gunslingers,which is leaving a SERIOUS hole in alot of depts experience and manpower deployments! come WESt young man! I've followed the "horror" stories of guys in NY state waiting yrs to get a chance to test- in L.A. and many So.Cal /nor cal depts,you cann test and be on the job in as little as 6-9 mos !plus ,despite our fires,and earthquakes- we;ve got great weather all yr,and all the things yo could find in NY- Mtns,valleys,ski season,beaches,lakes,4X4 in the desert,camping and fishing-and you can still find decent housing and schools.... www.lapdonline.com, www.LASD.org ,www.chp.ca.gov ,www.laxpd.com , www.post.ca.gov, http//:santamonicapd.org ,www.sfgov.org/site/police
            I couldn't agree more...
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            • Originally posted by ML75 View Post
              5 hours? Actually the first time only took me about 2.5 - 3 hours. The second time took 2 - 2.5 hours. It could have been shorter but we got off topic several times discussing other things. The process is the same (background questions, then test), but he didn't have to go over all the extra overview discussion.
              I guess the time you spend their all depends on the examiner's speed/experience and how old the candidate is. The older you are the more paper history you have. Most of the younger guys (21 - 25) seem to have spent no more than 3 hours testing while older guys like me (26-35) spent 4-5 hours testing. As life goes on history is made and the NYSP wants to know what you did for all peiods of time, even if not working or at school.

              These are some of the many downfalls of getting old
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              • Originally posted by ATrooper2b View Post
                I guess the time you spend their all depends on the examiner's speed/experience and how old the candidate is. The older you are the more paper history you have. Most of the younger guys (21 - 25) seem to have spent no more than 3 hours testing while older guys like me (26-35) spent 4-5 hours testing. As life goes on history is made and the NYSP wants to know what you did for all peiods of time, even if not working or at school.

                These are some of the many downfalls of getting old
                I'm 32...believe me...there's a lot to cover. Especially when you grew up in military family. Hard to recall all the addresses of places you've lived.

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                • Update

                  Almost 17,000 people have signed up so far for the next exam.

                  The deadline of Dec. 1 is close. If you are thinking of it, don't delay.

                  www.nytrooper.com

                  And good luck to those who already have signed up.
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                  • Originally posted by SlowDownThere View Post
                    Almost 17,000 people have signed up so far for the next exam.

                    The deadline of Dec. 1 is close. If you are thinking of it, don't delay.

                    www.nytrooper.com

                    And good luck to those who already have signed up.
                    :-( the number keeps going up and up :-(
                    "Why you harassing me?"

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                    • I always highly considered being a trooper, but once I heard it would take 8-10 years to get back to the Rochester area I pretty much gave up on that. I have a big family that is all local and it would kill me too much to be away from them.

                      Took the City of Rochester PD test this summer, got a 95, went through the whole process, and am waiting to hear if I was accepted (won't know till January), but it looks good. Seems like a great department to work for and I won't ever have to worry about being bored!

                      I remmember a few years ago playing basketball at the State Police Academy in Albany and also got a tour of the Forensics lab that is on the same campus (got to see how COBIS works)-pretty cool stuff. Seems like a good agency as well to work for and high morale-good luck for all those in the process and taking the test.

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                      • Originally posted by ML75 View Post
                        I'm 32...believe me...there's a lot to cover. Especially when you grew up in military family. Hard to recall all the addresses of places you've lived.
                        I hear ya. For me addresses was the easy part though. It was my work history that caused alot of time in their. I must have had over a dozen different jobs as a teen and into my early 20's. The Polygraphist spent a great deal of time asking ques. about those jobs that were impossible to contact the employers due to the amount of time that has passed since then. My BI said most of the past employers are retired or moved on.
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                        • Originally posted by SlowDownThere View Post
                          Almost 17,000 people have signed up so far for the next exam.

                          The deadline of Dec. 1 is close. If you are thinking of it, don't delay.

                          www.nytrooper.com

                          And good luck to those who already have signed up.
                          SDT, any idea how many signed up for the last test (2004)?
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                          • 17000 applicants??!!! I wouldn't want to work for NYSP's HR bureau. Good luck to everyone taking the test, it appears you'll need it as the numbers are against you.

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                              • Originally posted by AllGoNoShow View Post
                                I always highly considered being a trooper, but once I heard it would take 8-10 years to get back to the Rochester area I pretty much gave up on that. I have a big family that is all local and it would kill me too much to be away from them.

                                Took the City of Rochester PD test this summer, got a 95, went through the whole process, and am waiting to hear if I was accepted (won't know till January), but it looks good. Seems like a great department to work for and I won't ever have to worry about being bored!

                                I remmember a few years ago playing basketball at the State Police Academy in Albany and also got a tour of the Forensics lab that is on the same campus (got to see how COBIS works)-pretty cool stuff. Seems like a good agency as well to work for and high morale-good luck for all those in the process and taking the test.

                                To my knowledge (from the troopers I've spoken with, and what I've read on this forum) it does not take 8-10 years to get back to the Rochester area. From what I've heard/read it takes about two years, on average. Again, all depending on the "needs of the state police".

                                There was some responses posted before regarding how long it takes to "get back" to various troops. Do a search, you should be able to find the info, or maybe some current troopers can comment on this now.

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