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  • Palos Verdes Estates written test 09/02...anyone else taking it?

    Palos Verdes estates police opened up their hiring doors to look for TWO officers for their 25-30 sized police agency. The taking of applications only lasted a week or so, it was pretty hush hush. I heard through a friend they were taking applications and sent one their way.

    Got invited to take their written on September 2nd. Cant wait to see how many others applied (sarcasm)


    So right now I am in the background process for LAPD and now about to take this written test.

    Just want to be hired already! Sheesh!

  • #2
    Had never heard of it before. Good luck. I dig the smaller towns of California.

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    • #3
      Grew up there. Kind of a last resort agency really. All they do is sit in one of two places in the city and write radar tickets. For a rich town they are actually very poor because all they have is residential. so tickets are an income generator for the city. we had a huge problem of car windows getting smashed, rich neighborhoods usually do, local punks have no respect for property so they commit crimes they would not do in Compton, not economic based, just plain punkery. Anyway we used to get ticked cuz they never cruised the res streets looking for these guys. It was an every Friday night thing and they used to hit 20 to 30 cars per nights. But they cant leave their posts because they have to earn for the city.

      The streets are like a spaghetti bowl, you will have a nightmare trying to find anyplace even with a map or GPS. Via this crosses Via that. If they make half as much fuss about learning the city as other towns, its gonna be a nightmare FTO program.

      Also it would not shock me if they refused to do a BI on you until you dropped out of LAPD process. they don’t have the resources to waist hiring you if somebody else will hire you away.
      Last edited by Garbage Man; 08-29-2009, 06:11 PM.
      Originally posted by FJDave
      GM, you have just set the bar that much higher for the rest of us in our witty, sarcastic responses. I yield to you! Good job, kind Sir!

      District B13
      "We are not cops nor Feds." yet he still poses as an officer Hmmmm


      Grant us grace, fearlessly, to contend against evil and to make no peace with oppression.--WWII memorial

      "I have loved justice and hated iniquity, therefore I die in exile."

      Pope Gregory V II

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      • #4
        Good luck on the test, let us know how the turn out is.

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        • #5
          After the big fire this week you may want to go in as a fire fighter. Good luck.

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          • #6
            Good work not describing the department...
            Last edited by eviioiive; 08-31-2009, 02:45 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by eviioiive View Post
              Good work not describing the department...
              Wow! Nice 17th post. Your location is Torrance. Is that where you work or is that where you live? Could you describe the dept. any further? I used to be up there all the time, 22 yrs. ago. But I couldn't add anything worthwhile, can you? Just asking, not a ******ing match.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by eviioiive View Post
                Good work not describing the department...
                GM just gave you the "411" on what to expect- its a sleepy place to do police work, and if the person is young,they need really re -think the choice, cause they could get "bored" and boredom leads to "trouble". there are other local So.Bay Depts to choose from that are more active, and offer more in the way of a career- PVE PD might be the ticket for older more mature candidates,or officers who want to slow down for the last 10 yrs of their career. "P.V" is a bedroom community- no hard chargin'! and other than Torrance, the Manhattan Bch and El Segundo, the South bay depts don't pay to high ( Hermosa Beach is barely at $75K/yr top)

                I see the LASD more active in the area- patrol wise. Good luck to those applying......
                "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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                • #9
                  PVE is my favorite town, I got engaged there. The cops there seem happy i spoke to a couple last trip out there while trading patches. Very nice town to work in and the streets ARE definitely very confusing. Good luck what an awesome place to work!
                  Ivan, did you see the sun rise this morningsigpic?

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                  • #10
                    I took the test yesterday morning.

                    The written test was unlike any I have taken before. It had the same type of questions, just in a format I have never seen before.

                    There was 25 people all together, including me, for 2 spots in the agency.

                    TWO of the people taking the written were trophy wives. Like, big boobed thong wearing, diamond engulfed women. I was shocked to see them in there. One sat in front of me in the shortest dress I have ever seen..... I am still thinking what the hell?

                    Umm, my physical for them is next week, ill know if I pass the written tomorrow the lady said. I am 150% sure I passed.

                    Also, out of the 25, I seemed to be the youngest (im 22). There was a lot of older men. One even looked like he was 50 something, but he put himself through an academy up in northern california, but he looked like he couldnt even hop a 4 foot wall.... I dunno what to think.

                    Also, regaurding PV estates' streets, i lived in PV estates from the ages of birth to 17. I know the streets and area VERY well, which will help me in the process (specially in the oral interview, I think).

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                    • #11
                      Maybe they were just foxy mammas who like to strut their stuff and arrest bad guys?

                      From a NorCal perspective 25 sounds low. Any chance that 25 was the capacity of the room and they're holding test dates for the next few weeks? I was at a Sheriff's PAT and there was 420 applicants. That's 420 people who had already passed the written exam and the dept wasn't even hiring - Just building a list.

                      If you're only up against 25 dudes and a few miniskirt foxes then that's a good deal for you.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by X1X1X1 View Post
                        Maybe they were just foxy mammas who like to strut their stuff and arrest bad guys?

                        From a NorCal perspective 25 sounds low. Any chance that 25 was the capacity of the room and they're holding test dates for the next few weeks? I was at a Sheriff's PAT and there was 420 applicants. That's 420 people who had already passed the written exam and the dept wasn't even hiring - Just building a list.

                        If you're only up against 25 dudes and a few miniskirt foxes then that's a good deal for you.
                        I know. But as I said in my first post, the recruiting was hush hush. So I'm glad only 25 applicants. Also nope, only one day of testing.

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                        • #13
                          2 open spots for 2 chicks in mini skirts....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by snowdude1026 View Post
                            TWO of the people taking the written were trophy wives. Like, big boobed thong wearing, diamond engulfed women. I was shocked to see them in there. One sat in front of me in the shortest dress I have ever seen..... I am still thinking what the hell?
                            You might not take those Real Housewives of The South Bay seriously, but they just might be your most fierce competition. LE is swinging towards the left on the pendulum and the softer, hands off, be nice and respectful to ALL no matter what gang affiliation is in demand. The hands on, take no BS from anybody, intimidating LEO is becoming socially unacceptable. It'll come back around someday when America finds Socialism has failed so keep that in mind for your oral board.

                            Unless you have some old school LEOs on your oral board, answer questions like our Commander and Chief Obama was sitting accross the table from you and you'll be fine.

                            WARNING: Some of this is sarcasm, but most of it is true.

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                            • #15
                              Treading on thin ice calling 50 old. Don't get me wrong, I'm closer to 40 than 50 but I know a few 50 year olds that can and will kick your young butt in a heart beat.

                              Those old folks you are referring to are more than likely cops who want to slow down from a fast paced department.

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