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  • Well, disregard my question about the next step. I got a phone call this afternoon, and was scheduled for my medical/fitness test. I take it on Tuesday.
    Does anybody have any advice?

    After this is just the BI......right?
    BPA

    Tested--8/12/2008-97%
    Fitness---09/02/2008--Passed
    Oral Board---8/21/2008--Passed
    Med---09/02/2008--Passed
    Drug Test-9/18/2008- Passed
    Pre-Employment Forms---11/08/2008--Completed
    Background Investigation- 11/08/2008---Passed

    Quals-8/22/2008 Submitted-Pending



    CBPO

    Tested---98%---8/5/2008

    MCIIS(Mercyhurst Institute For Intelligence Studies)

    Bachelor's Degree--3.6 GPA--11/13/2008[/SIZE]

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    • we must be on a similar schedule because I'm going for my med/fit on Tuesday as well. Did you watch the video that came with your paperwork? and I heard to bring water because they don't have it there. (which I CANT believe).
      Tested--07/12/2008-passed
      pre-employment papers--08/22/2008-completed
      oral board--08/29/2008--passed
      medical/fitness--09/02/2008--passed
      drug test--09/03/2008--passed
      background investigation--09/18/2008--complete
      qualifications--completed
      referred to TSU--9/26/08--completed
      EOD 10/20--

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      • momnie: Its a pretty straight forward medical check up. The physical is straight out of the packet (Which was sent with your BI stuff).

        As for your next step (based off of your sig) you still need to complete the Urine Test.

        Good luck
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        DEA Diversion Investigator

        Interview&Written Test 2/22/10
        Medical
        BI

        US Park Police
        Application Submitted
        NOR- 78

        Border Patrol
        Written Test- 93%

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        • Awesome, I should be golden. I'm in good shape, I self tested on the fitness and passed...kinda of a joke. I don't do drugs, I have never had any financial problems, and the only run-in I have had with the law was one speeding ticket 10 years ago, and 2 parking tickets. I should be down in New Mexico by Christmas!! Do you think Santa will know I won't be at home?
          BPA

          Tested--8/12/2008-97%
          Fitness---09/02/2008--Passed
          Oral Board---8/21/2008--Passed
          Med---09/02/2008--Passed
          Drug Test-9/18/2008- Passed
          Pre-Employment Forms---11/08/2008--Completed
          Background Investigation- 11/08/2008---Passed

          Quals-8/22/2008 Submitted-Pending



          CBPO

          Tested---98%---8/5/2008

          MCIIS(Mercyhurst Institute For Intelligence Studies)

          Bachelor's Degree--3.6 GPA--11/13/2008[/SIZE]

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          • Originally posted by momnie48 View Post
            Do you think Santa will know I won't be at home?
            Yes, Santa sees everything, including where you sleep at night.

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            • USBP in the news

              30% Leave USBP Within 18 Months

              http://www.tucsoncitizen.cohttp://ww...ocal/95092.php

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              • Originally posted by CWU View Post
                IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. - Law enforcement officers wanted: must work graveyard shifts alone in remote towns along the Mexican border, put in long hours and perform well in triple-digit temperatures.

                This should be a reality check for those who really want to be a BPA. Know what you are getting into! Remote towns, long hours, and triple-digit temperatures... reminds me of when I was in Iraq. lol

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                • Originally posted by CWU View Post
                  70% stay! (I'm a glass is half full kinda guy)
                  USSCP
                  Faxed App 7/28/10
                  Received notice of testing 8/28/2010
                  Test Scheduled 9/9/2010

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                  • Funny you say that. When I was over in Iraq, A lot of guys said it reminded them of Mexico.
                    BPA

                    Tested--8/12/2008-97%
                    Fitness---09/02/2008--Passed
                    Oral Board---8/21/2008--Passed
                    Med---09/02/2008--Passed
                    Drug Test-9/18/2008- Passed
                    Pre-Employment Forms---11/08/2008--Completed
                    Background Investigation- 11/08/2008---Passed

                    Quals-8/22/2008 Submitted-Pending



                    CBPO

                    Tested---98%---8/5/2008

                    MCIIS(Mercyhurst Institute For Intelligence Studies)

                    Bachelor's Degree--3.6 GPA--11/13/2008[/SIZE]

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                    • Originally posted by GitmoVet View Post
                      70% stay! (I'm a glass is half full kinda guy)
                      Good for you! Optimism is American.. pessimism is well... not as good as optimism

                      In really digging in the article, it seems as though much of the attrition occurs at the academy itself. I'm guessing more of the attrition post academy is due to laterals to other FLEO agencies.

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                      • Originally posted by CWU View Post
                        I'm guessing more of the attrition post academy is due to laterals to other FLEO agencies.
                        Nope, most either can't cut it or didn't understand what its actually like in the field after the academy. Most realize it during their first 5 mile hike through the mountains or first time they are trying to catch a group of 5 to 50+ aliens alone.

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                        • Timeline

                          FYI Just an update to my timline.....its amazing how fast this process is going....i guess im just "waiting for the call" Good luck to everyone
                          ---------------------------------------------
                          DEA Diversion Investigator

                          Interview&Written Test 2/22/10
                          Medical
                          BI

                          US Park Police
                          Application Submitted
                          NOR- 78

                          Border Patrol
                          Written Test- 93%

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                          • Passed my structured interview!!!!!!
                            Tested--07/12/2008-passed
                            pre-employment papers--08/22/2008-completed
                            oral board--08/29/2008--passed
                            medical/fitness--09/02/2008--passed
                            drug test--09/03/2008--passed
                            background investigation--09/18/2008--complete
                            qualifications--completed
                            referred to TSU--9/26/08--completed
                            EOD 10/20--

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                            • Congrats!!!

                              How could you get that far into the process and not realize what kind of job you are getting into? I mean actually be out of the academy and finally hits you?

                              I guess it just takes a certain kind of person that actually enjoys a good physical and mental challenge every once in a while.
                              BPA

                              Tested--8/12/2008-97%
                              Fitness---09/02/2008--Passed
                              Oral Board---8/21/2008--Passed
                              Med---09/02/2008--Passed
                              Drug Test-9/18/2008- Passed
                              Pre-Employment Forms---11/08/2008--Completed
                              Background Investigation- 11/08/2008---Passed

                              Quals-8/22/2008 Submitted-Pending



                              CBPO

                              Tested---98%---8/5/2008

                              MCIIS(Mercyhurst Institute For Intelligence Studies)

                              Bachelor's Degree--3.6 GPA--11/13/2008[/SIZE]

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                              • Originally posted by momnie48 View Post
                                How could you get that far into the process and not realize what kind of job you are getting into? I mean actually be out of the academy and finally hits you?

                                I guess it just takes a certain kind of person that actually enjoys a good physical and mental challenge every once in a while.
                                I don't doubt that the BP's nationwide recruiting drive is attracting some folks that had no idea what they were getting into, but to get a better idea of the problem I'd like to know the attrition rate for new hires at local PDs or other federal agencies.

                                Still, I'm sure attrition is higher for BP. At least with a local PD you likely had to visit the city you'll be working in during the interview. This is a wild guess, but I imagine that at least 75% of BP hires have never been to the area they will work before they were hired.

                                Then factor in the demanding nature of the job, and the attrition isn't so suprising. I think it's just going to be something the BP will always have to work on.
                                Last edited by Tirofijo; 09-01-2008, 11:50 AM.

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