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  • Anyone starting the academy on July 25th, and picked "Campo"?

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    • beeyoh
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      I’m going to the academy on the 25th....are you located in San Diego we can train together if you want...but I’m going to Calexico

  • Originally posted by Moreyg View Post
    Anyone starting the academy on July 25th, and picked "Campo"?
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      • Radio Raheem
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        "When you first start out, wherever that is, its going to be stressful. Really stressful at first. You need to go home and not have to deal with even more stress."

        I hope people take advantage of what this person is saying because it is the truth. Many times have I seen families break apart because the spouse moved away. The exodus could have been for a legitimate reason like the lack of quality healthcare, schools or job opportunities. Any job that you consider, where you have to move your family, should be considered carefully. I see a number of these applicants asking about the type of work and not the type of life. Don't make a snap judgement! Carefully research, compare and contrast each sector and stations to which you could be potentially assigned. Ask about schools, hospitals, job opportunities, recreation, nightlife, child care, etc. This is your life!

        "And remember, your family loves you, but no job ever will, so act accordingly."

        Aside form "It's gon rain!" no truer words have ever been said. I would also like to add that BP is not the end all and there are other opportunities in more habitable and hospitable locations, so apply to different agencies and choose what is best for your family. If it is about the money, CBP gets paid more, and you have a better shot at getting assigned within the interior.
        Last edited by Radio Raheem; 05-09-2019, 09:08 AM.

      • Evolution81
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        you can tell who the new boots to the feds are.... because they care more about work life then home life....after being in the feds almost 15 years..... home life trumps duty station life....listen to this man!!!!...this is the case with most fed leo duty stations..my last agency i spent 3 years commuting 3 hours a day....NEVER AGAIN!!!!...once you been a fed leo long enough you will bleed green more then blue...and you will want to do your 8/10/12 and hit the GATE!...you are a # to HQ..so wear your jersey proudly..LOL
        Last edited by Evolution81; 05-03-2019, 03:36 PM.

    • Anyone ever been stationed at Calexico if so what’s it like? What should I expect and what not.

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      • Srhernza115
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        I’m from a town about 10 minutes away from Calexico and I think it’s a **** hole pardon my language. You’re lucky though because there’s a bunch of small towns like El centro and Imperial (it’s where most LEOs reside) that are nearby. The valley can be pretty bad in terms of the weather but you will be blessed with having a Walmart, Costco, movie theatre, mall, etc. within a relatively close proximity. I was forced to choose between Blythe, a bunch of small towns in Texas and a bunch of other towns in NM so I went with Blythe. Blythe doesn’t have a Walmart or a movie theatre. The closest ones are like 1 hr away. I’ve always hated the valley because of being limited in options but now I’m really gonna get to know what’s it’s like not to have much around.

        Overall I think out of most small towns it ain’t as bad but still. You are only two hours away from San Diego and about 3 from San Bernardino if you really want to get away. If I could pick calexico I would in a heartbeat but unfortunately I couldn’t due to HQs requirement about being hired 100 miles within the area you live. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

      • transamracer94
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        Srhernza115 let me ask you I currently live in Surpise, Az and I selected Ajo being that it is about 107 to 110 miles away. Technically if I get Ajo then I wouldn't have to move correct?

    • What's up everyone. For the past year or more, I've put some serious thought into applying for BP, however I have some apprehensions regarding my medical history. I was turned away from military service because I had seizures growing up, and some into my twenties. I'm almost 30 now, and have my seizures under control, am seeing a neurologist, meds, etc. Also I have no other conditions, am physically fit, etc.

      For further context, my seizures are largely preventable in that I eat healthy, get sleep, and wear polarized sunglasses. The seizures weren't random by any means, but it took trial and error to figure out that the aforementioned safeguards keep them at bay. So in that sense, i'm fortunate. I just am worried that it will prevent me from reaching my dream of becoming LE.

      Can anyone tell me for certain that this is grounds for disqualification from CBP hiring process? Or, what are some alternatives to getting into LE field with a condition like this?
      Last edited by sam6689; 05-02-2019, 10:32 AM.

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      • Radio Raheem
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        I'm pretty sure no one here is a physician or they wouldn't be applying to BP. ; - )

        I would talk to HR and then go from there.

      • battlewagon
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        Like he said above, why wouldn't you just apply and see what they say. If they allow you in and you had applied a year ago, you'd be at the academy now or soon. So just apply and let them tell you no. If I had to bet $5 on it I'd say it's a deal breaker, but I'm also not in HR or the medical field. Let then tell you yes or no, not someone on here.

    • Finally got the call. Any thoughts on these three stations offered?

      CA - Boulevard, Campo
      AZ - Brian A. Terry

      Thanks!

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      • battlewagon
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        Blvd and Campo you can live with a reasonable commute from outskirts of San Diego. I think BLV has more checkpoint work but both pretty good stations. Good work to be had. You won't have seniority for at least a decade unfortunately. BT station a good station too I've been told, but don't know much about the AZ corridor

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      • YOUNG718
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        Thanks for the info! I decided to go with Brian A. Terry! I've been a city boy my whole life and decided a change of pace is a better fit for me.

      • TheChicagoKid1990
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        Yea I did the same! When do you EOD? PM me

      • YOUNG718
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        EOD 5UG... Looking forward to meeting you!!

      • TheChicagoKid1990
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        Nice I EOD 15July

    • EOD July 25th,

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      • Hi can someone explain to me in detail the 100 mile radius rule. I live in EL Paso tx, what would be the closest stations i could work at. For example sierra blanca is about 80 miles away from el paso, would i be able to work at this station or are they very strict with the “100” miles

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        • Srhernza115
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          They are very strict so I’m guessing the places you are interested in are out of the question.

        • YOUNG718
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          It never hurts to ask but I don't think they accommodate for that.
          Last edited by YOUNG718; 05-10-2019, 03:08 AM.

      • Can anyone give me some advice on when I should apply. I will be graduating with a BA in CJ in December 2019, and want to apply for GL-7. How long is the process taking for most people? I want as little time between graduation and academy as possible.

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        • Jgonz383
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          I graduated with a BA in Cj back in May of 2018 but I had applied 5 months prior to graduating. Process for me took 1 year 4 months. Should have applied months before graduating.

        • YOUNG718
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          As soon as possible. It took me nearly 2 years for my EOD date but I come in as a GL-7 due to my degrees and SAA.

      • Originally posted by battlewagon View Post

        Unless Customs offered you your hometown, you would be a fool to take that over BP. You can join the agency that you sit in a booth and stamp passports while the supervisor watches you from the booth camera while reading the citizen complaint filed against you a few weeks ago because you didn't kiss their *** and say sir enough and make them feel special for returning to the country. Which isn't even your fault because on your seventh hour of the shift that happened on, your supervisor told you that you were going to have to work another shift, another eight making for an unplanned 16 hour shift, so you were tired and upset you were going to miss your cousins birthday barbeque. Which happened at the same time as the next lane over someone illegally entered the country by running through the port and your partner couldn't chase them because it is against customs policy.

        ​Or you can go out there and kick *** and live the dream.

        Your call.
        You just got me excited for my future ! I know someone who got hired as a CBPO and I’m god willing i am going to be up for Bpa very soon and I’m happy about my decision now .

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        • Radio Raheem
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          I was BP, and the work was fun, I developed long term friendships, and I learned so much. I wouldn't trade my BP experience for anything. If I won the lottery, I would have still come into muster the next day (unless I was working the night shift, lol). Battlewagon is right. If OFO doesn't offer either your hometown or a desirable city as you first assignment, then you should definitely choose BP. However, you should consider the fact that you will make more money with OFO. Their night differential starts at an earlier time of the day. Their Sunday pay is a higher percentage, and at least they get overtime. In my 8 years wit BP, I only got one day of 45 Act. There are virtually no opportunities to swap BP stations except for swaps like Laredo South for Eagle Pass or something like that. Relocations are seniority based and few and far between, and promotions are not guaranteed either. With OFO, and this is why I specified "desirable" city for your first assignment, you have a real opportunity to transfer to another city.

          Ex: You may be from Baltimore, but they assign you to Boston or Atlanta as your first duty station. You will probably have a better chance of finding someone to swap with you, or you can coordinate a 3-way swap. There are just more options in that regard unless you get assigned to Calais, Maine or something.

          You have to weigh your options (which I'm sure you have already done so) and do what will be best for you AND yours. It would be a bad idea to make a decision based on the type of work alone. To keep it all the way 1000, if someone told me that I could make over 100K + pension + health and dental + TSP (with or without a degree) stamping passports, I would have probably jumped on it. People do more work scanning groceries or merchandising products on shelves or delivering heavy packages or even working cases as a state or city prosecutor and get paid way less. So just think about it. Oh, and this will really bake your noodle...what if you are assigned to a BP checkpoint station anyway? You may not be stamping passports, but you will be getting paid less for essentially doing the same work as OFO, and you would have less legal authority at a checkpoint as opposed to the POE, and you would likely be living in a border town.

          This post = mind + blown

      • Anyone have input on what the work is like in El Cajon? What kind of special assignments are there? I am VRA and I am hoping I will get to fight with them once they give me the call to pick the best location possible. Just an FYI I am just waiting for my background to go through adjudication and drug test.

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        • Originally posted by camtheman77 View Post
          Anyone have input on what the work is like in El Cajon? What kind of special assignments are there? I am VRA and I am hoping I will get to fight with them once they give me the call to pick the best location possible. Just an FYI I am just waiting for my background to go through adjudication and drug test.
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          • Just got the call for my poly. How tough is this thing? And if I pass how long before my BI goes through and I get the call?

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            • YOUNG718
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              Don't get too ahead of yourself. Be humble and take it step by step.

          • So Ill try to follow the format of everyone else is using for timeline:


            Applied 5/8/19 (19-8)
            EQIP sent in 5/15/19 - Eqip sent again 5/16/19
            Medical Exam scheduled for 5/23/19
            SI scheduled for 6/3/19
            Fitness Exam (says in progress)
            Drug test (in progress)
            Poly (pending)
            BI (pending)
            Fitness Exam 2 (Not applicable)
            Final Offer (Pending)

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            • Ohio1994
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              It’s beem faster than I expected. Hopefully the pace picks up just a little. I’m ready to get through it and get an EOD date

            • transamracer94
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              I'd be really happy if I can get through it all and get an eod before xmas.

            • Ohio1994
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              Hopefully long before xmas. It would be nice to head to the academy by July or August

            • Kyoz25
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              you didn't have to take the test?

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