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  • Originally posted by Tydaddy View Post
    First post but have been lurking for years.
    Anyone else 19-6?

    Long story short, my initial process was back in 2014. In 2016, I had both a CBPO and BPA offer. I'm a DPT, and had just signed a contract at a hospital - so I had to turn both down.

    Fast forward to last year, I'd had it with healthcare and the unethical crap going on - I decided to reapply to CBPO - as the new age limit allowed me to do so. I started working with TSA last fall to get me into the airport swing of things.

    So here I am. Background adjudication just completed and updated in CASS yesterday. Awaiting the drug test now.

    I just wanted to see if anyone else was 19-6. I selected New Orleans - but seeing what others have been offered, that's looking highly unlikely.
    Drug test tomorrow.

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    • Dodge_Guy19-4
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      Make sure you study

    • Jacktone22
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      Hey Tydaddy I am also a 19-6. I met with my background investigator in September of 2019, and I've been waiting for adjudication since, feels good to see that some of us are moving along. If you don't mind sharing, when did you meet with your BI or approximately how long did your adjudication take? Congratulations on making it through!

    • Tydaddy
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      Jacktone22 Met with my BI in January - about 4 months.
      Last edited by Tydaddy; 05-26-2020, 10:02 PM.

  • Take it with a grain of salt. Online chatter on a another CBP page has OFO starting back at Fletc June 17th, with a 2 week quarantine before they will get back to classes happening. My temp port Supervisor told me yesterday that one class was just a couple weeks out from graduation at the time of the closure. So keep ready everyone who's ready, and for those in the process keep aiming towards the finish line.

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    • Gixxerman
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      Are you still on weather and safety leave? Quarantining will push class dates even further.

    • Tydaddy
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      What cbp page? Trying to read as much as possible before I make a selection.

    • TsFost
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      Gixxerman yes I'm still on leave. yea initially it will by 2 weeks but once it really gets rolling I don't think it'll matter as much.

      Tydaddy delphi

  • TsFost Here's offical link.

    https://www.fletc.gov/press-release/...-site-training.

    FLETC Headquarters FB page also posted it

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    • ncavazos
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      You're welcome. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly with the new procedures implemented and we get to go sooner than later. I'm 531 so I'm trying to figure out timing too lol. For sure i read on another FLETC post they are resizing classes for smaller blocks and doing single occupancy in rooms so that's going to affect how many attend at one time..unless they have changed that modification..eitherway. ....only time will tell AND time we have plenty of lol : /
      Last edited by ncavazos; 05-26-2020, 09:21 PM.

    • showtime15
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      I’m in the first phase of people returning, we’re under the impression from various instructors that the single occupancy is only for the quarantine period.

    • ncavazos
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      showtime15 have you received the official call back? If so how did they notify you?

    • DoD88
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      showtime15
      Seriously? Hopefully that won't happen. The FLETC director was pretty adamant that students would be in single rooms with "no exemptions" were his words on that townhall. I also don't get why they would if only 900 students are allowed back. Keep us posted.

  • I was hoping someone could provide some guidance on seaport vs airport vs land crossing.

    My goals are to learn as much and gain as much experience doing as much as possible, as soon as possible in hopes of making this a career. It seems large vs small, city vs remote would have huge differences. Perhaps more opportunities at a larger POE, but more staff so it will take way longer, whereas, a tiny remote border crossing might require new officers to take on many more tasks or jobs earlier, at the expense of schedule flexibility and/or the ability to transfer.

    I've also read on Delphi forums that seaports seem to be preferred by many. Location? Savannah, Norfolk, etc?

    I'm just trying to be as prepared as possible when I get the call in the next couple days.

    I selected New Orleans sector - but seeing what others have been offered recently that's looking highly unlikely. Coincidentally, a coworker was at NOLA for a while and he loved it, but he also worked himself on to a MIU before leaving for FAMs.

    Thanks for any and all advice!

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    • merlin436
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      If you're looking for creature comforts and ease of life/work...go seaports and airports. Most seaports and airports are "mostly" attached to cities...and cities have the amenities, the jobs for spouses, the exposure to opportunities for kids that most land border locations simply lack. In many areas, location is king. Seaports tend to be preferred because most seaports mean mostly cargo, most cargo is far more flexible than passenger traffic.(in that you can take a container of auto parts and sit it for 8 hours in a secure location and take your time to figure out what the plan is for it without much blowback or problems...you can't(or at least shouldn't) take a planeload of people and sit them on the tarmac for 8 hours...if you do...expect issues). Most seaport(and airport) traffic is predictable and known in advance...unlike passenger traffic at the land border...who show up whenever they want to show up. That sort of predictability and limited functionality tends to breed a more relaxed and enjoyable setting...masking seaports more desired.

      I would mostly agree with your assessment of city/large vs remote/small. I would add that a lot depends on what you're really looking for and why? Small ports/rural ports offer the chances of "gaining experience" along the lines of the philosophy of "if you do something once...you've done it." In other words, if you're just looking for "checklist" items to be able to say..."Yes, I've done that"...well, that's the bread and butter of a smaller port. They create generalists who are the "Jack of all trades and the master of none". Yes, I would say that it's easier for a less senior person to be on a "team" in a smaller port...especially if the goal is just titular in nature...and yes, expect much less flexibility in scheduling and in relocation opportunities in a smaller port. When looking at tiny, remote ports you also need to consider that typically the see the same traffic, day after day, and that little of interest typically goes on in a tiny, remote port. It takes a special person to thrive in a location where the nearest Walmart is a 140 mile drive one-way...where you work with the same handful of co-workers...day after day...where doing things that most people consider mundane and uneventful, like going to the dentist or even making a run the grocery store, becomes an all-day event because it's two hours to get there...and two hours to get back.

      Large ports are more likely to produce the "specialist", the "subject matter expert", the guy who can carve out a niche for himself as the "go-to" guy in a specific area...and milk that for all it's worth. Large ports also typically have all that goes on in a smaller port and more...so if gaining meaningful experience is the goal, it's typically found easiest in a larger port setting. As is most of the overtime, scheduling opportunities, and transfer options. Generally, I would say that the positives of the large port/urban port outweigh the positives of the small/rural port...especially when you consider seniority as a factor and the opportunities to bid into various taskings that are the staples of large ports.

      New Orleans is a very small Field Office. Not a whole lot of openings there in even the best of circumstances.

    • Tydaddy
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      merlin436 thanks for such a detailed reply. It helps knowing that my thought process is generally correct. It's sort of intimidating to pick a spot for the foreseeable future without knowing anything...

  • Originally posted by TsFost View Post
    Take it with a grain of salt. Online chatter on a another CBP page has OFO starting back at Fletc June 17th, with a 2 week quarantine before they will get back to classes happening. My temp port Supervisor told me yesterday that one class was just a couple weeks out from graduation at the time of the closure. So keep ready everyone who's ready, and for those in the process keep aiming towards the finish line.
    More than one session was close to graduation. 5 sessions had less than 4 weeks left.

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    • TsFost
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      That's awesome. I wonder how many classes they invited back for the initial relaunch. I remember the last town hall mentioned half student capacity for a while. If thats across all agencies there I wonder how many of the 18 classes that left early will be brought back. If you hear of anything lmk please. I'm trying to do some math and figure out a round about time for 527 to get in lol.

    • invertedPanda
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      We were told the plan was 12 sessions but everything has been very fluid, so who knows yet.

  • I’m class 539 it’s probably going to be a while before fletc for me.

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  • Schedule for classes to go back
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    • DoD88
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      About how many students is that?

    • A3PO1
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      Standard is 48 per class but could be less because of those who get injured, fail out, etc.

    • Ed1990
      Ed1990 commented
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      Thanks for the update

  • 17-11 CBPO GS 9

    After applying back in Novmber of 2017, I was hit with a NOPA and replied. Just received official notification that I was found unsuitable.
    I am 33 years old and too old to wait another almost 3 years chasing a dream.

    Thanks for all the info and insights to everyone that helped. Good luck to everyone still in the process.

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    • ncavazos
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      SAS-CBPO I'm class 531. Eagle Pass POE. fort1978 join the club lol

    • jamoranto
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      Sheridan1 I think I have to wait a year before I reapply. I would be almost 35 at that time. I’ve been in this process before being found unsuitable for almost 3 years. If eventually, get hired on, I would be 38 by that time. I wouldn’t want to go in at that age or even try chasing a dream.

    • jamoranto
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      Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone. I will try again in a year.

    • AdamF2882
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      jamoranto If u don’t mind, did they ever tell u what made u unsuitable? I only ask because I’m in the process since Dec 2017 and don’t wanna get hit with any surprises.

  • 18 months = No Poly

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    • fonzi7979
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      Florida_Man hang in there I’m right with you 18 months and no polygraph exam yet but good things come to those who are patient and wait. Keep your head up.

    • Florida_Man
      Florida_Man commented
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      fonzi7979 I’m trying to be as patient as I can be but I’ve just about had it. I wouldn’t mind waiting 2-2.5 years for a job but to go 18 months and not even be half way through and still have to test for a poly that 70% of applicants fail? That’s tough bro.

    • fonzi7979
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      I hear you and understand the frustration. If it is like they said during that telephone call from the polygraph division as soon as the Pandemic COVID 19 closures are lifted the scheduling shall resume. Did you receive the call last month.

    • standtheman
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      Florida_Man i am on the same boat with you.... 15 months of waiting for poly

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    • Originally posted by Dodge_Guy19-4 View Post
      539? When is your EoD?
      I eod June 8th

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      • Dodge_Guy19-4
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        I figured it was in the next two weeks based on your class number.

        Using fuzzy math, based on the recently posted restarts vs grad dates, if things keep at that pace, and as a class graduates another is brought in... I would estimate 539 to be sometime in October.

        But again that's just a logical guesstimate... and as most here already know, nothing about this entire process is ever logical.

    • How is Port Canaveral, FL ?

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      • Got the call today. EOD 12/7. FLETC 12/21-4/29.

        She said there are no incentive locations right now.
        I'll post the locations asap when I can get to a computer. I'd like input from whoever has experience at any of the locations.

        I believe I'm trying to decide between NOLA, Chi, maybe derby line? VT is beautiful and its 40 mins from the best brewery in the world.

        Anyhow, here are the options I was given - If you have knowledge, info, suggestions - good or bad - I'm all ears. I requested the weekend to make a selection...(also posting for those who are expecting a call soon)

        * currently not offering incentives for any locations

        CA - calexico, douglas, lukeville, andrade, otay mesa, SF, san ysidro

        ID - east port

        IL - chicago

        MA - boston

        ME - calais, coburn gore, fort fairfield, jackman, madawasaka, van barun

        MI - detroit (land)

        MN - grand portage

        MT - raymond, sweet grass

        ND - pendina, portal, dunseth

        NJ - newark

        NY - alexandria bay

        TX - presidio

        VT - derby line

        WA - blaine, oroville

        LA - NOLA
        Last edited by Tydaddy; 05-29-2020, 07:13 AM.

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        • Tydaddy
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          Was leaning towards NOLA until I started looking at real estate prices and commute times. We have 4 - 100# dogs so a yard is necessary, and a big one. In our price range, I'd be looking at well over an hour commute. I've done that before - andxwill never do it again.

          Alex Bay is the likely choice. I was also talking to someone at FLETC who is from and picked alex bay. Shes been there since being sent home from FLETC for COVID19. New hires typically work 8-4 m-f, no weekends. OT will obviously be a challenge, but with the new port being constructed, they're apparently hiring 75 new officers, per what she said, essentially doubling the port size.

        • Tydaddy
          Tydaddy commented
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          ES90 thanks for all of that. I keep forgetting I posted all of that in the delphi forum. Got some good advice there too.

          http://forums.delphiforums.com/custo...sages/35112/32

        • DrigoCBP
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          Tydaddy where are u from originally? I was stationed in Fort Drum, NY when i was in the Army (near Alexandria Bay) , winter are brutal (mind you im from NYC) and there is nothing to do. I was stuck there and it was one of the reasons i got out.
          However, if you’re looking for a remote area that is quiet, by all means go for it.

        • Tydaddy
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          DrigoCBP lancaster, pa, but live in marietta pa. I dont mind cold and snow. Itll be a slight change of pace for sure. But with 4 - 100# dogs, upstate weather seems much more enjoyable for them - than nola.

      • Hello Lady and Gent. How are ya 19-2, 19-3 doing? anyone one of you still waiting for Poly? and i am wondering when they will continue Poly again....i have been waiting more than 1 year already and going to be 1 and a half year next month. . the wait is no joke at all!!!! ...

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        • fonzi7979
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          standtheman 19-2 for JFK waiting to be scheduled for the polygraph exam. Did you receive a call last month from polygraph division informing you that your file and application is still valid and if you are still interested in pursuing a career with CBP? I guess time will tell. Hang in there.

        • standtheman
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          fonzi7979 yes, i got the call back in march or april to ask if i still interesting and i said yes i do. been checking cass everyday to make sure im not missing any important message from them

        • StevenMal
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          19-4 here. Just patiently waiting for my polygraph exam to be scheduled just like everyone else. I’m not too bothered by waiting due to circumstances that are out of my control. Hopefully within a month or two we get word when they will start again

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