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  • #46
    Destiny09,

    I believe my background took about 30-60 days after I gave my background investigator all of the information they asked for. Keep in mind though this was last year back in May and times were different, I believe it right before all the budget cuts happened.

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    • Destiny09
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      Sloan2013,

      Cool, thanks for the reply. Hope you get the call soon!

  • #47
    Thank you LA Copper so if classes start on July 5th then calls should go out two weeks before possibly anytime between now and the 21st I'm guessing.
    Last edited by Sloan2013; 06-03-2021, 08:19 PM.

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    • #48
      Originally posted by Sloan2013 View Post
      Thank you LA Copper so if classes start on July 5th then calls should go out two weeks before possibly anytime between now and the 21st I'm guessing.
      Calls could go out anytime between now and the Friday before July 5. Nothing would surprise me so be prepared.

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      • #49
        I received the call yesterday. I was told the start date is now Tuesday July 6th.

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        • Destiny09
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          Lester Marten,

          Nice! Congrats!

        • Lester Marten
          Lester Marten commented
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          Destiny09,

          Thanks! It was a long process for me. I met a recruiter on Camp Pendleton back in 2019 and started the process. When I originally got to the Background Investigation, the investigator advised me that I had too much time left in the Marine Corps and that I should temporarily withdraw from the LAPD application process until I got closer to my EAS. When I got closer to my EAS, and restarted the process, everything started expiring, and then everything slowed down because of COVID. I ended up having to do the interview and medical twice and the PHS three times. Luckily I only had to do the polygraph and psych once. If I didn't get into this class, all my stuff would have expired again, so I was pretty nervous about it all.

        • Destiny09
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          Lester marten,

          Wow congrats again! Sounds like you definitely had to overcome multiple obstacles in the hiring process but you displayed a good amount of perseverance! Majority of applicants would of tapped out and wouldn't of wanted to go through the entire process multiple times. I'm still in backgrounds and have been since January, hopefully my background clears so I can become certified.

          Have they gave you guys any other information in regards to your academy schedule etc?

        • Lester Marten
          Lester Marten commented
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          Destiny09,

          My background investigation seemed to take a while too, but the investigators are handling multiple applicant files at any given time. After our initial meeting, the only time I heard from my investigator was when he needed something from me, like when he let me know that he hadn't heard back from a couple of my references. I had to call them up and remind them to complete the questionnaire . Other than that, the only time I heard from him was when he was finishing everything up.

          Other than the start date and orientation date, I haven't received any other information regarding the academy schedule. I do have to go back to medical the week prior to orientation to take a TB test.

      • #50
        To put you guys a bit more at ease, like I mentioned before, we have many many people applying from all over the country. Plus, we normally put an academy class of 50 ish through almost every month, not counting Covid. That keeps our background investigators pretty busy so don't worry if you don't hear from them for a few weeks. Keep in mind we have close to 10,000 sworn and 3,000 civilians; that's a lot of people to keep up with. As long as our budget is not affected anymore, we hopefully will get back to "normal" and start putting classes through... but that's up to the City Council, not the Department.

        We use a 28-day deployment system (DP) so our academy classes usually start every 5th Monday. The orientation for each class is usually the Wednesday prior and it's usually held at ARTC (near LAX).

        I can't emphasize enough, do what you can to prepare yourselves for the academy. There are too many people who come in who are not in good physical shape and say they had no idea what to expect. Our department manual is online on our website, lapdonline.org

        There's lots of info there that will help you in the academy. Keep up with the workouts and the reading.

        Good luck.
        Last edited by LA Copper; 06-07-2021, 08:41 AM.

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        • Aidokea
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          I think it's probably that way all over.

          Different agency, but in my academy, there were a number of recruits that thought that just because they were able to meet the minimum physical agility standards to get hired, that they were good to go. And this was in spite of everyone being told repeatedly beforehand, to RUN, RUN, RUN.

          There were a few that quit or were dropped on our very first day of PT.

          There were a few more that earned the rest of our class a lot of punishment- we would like to have pushed them into the path of a bus. Some of them quit, and some of them actually got into shape (at our expense), but none of them graduated, because they had destroyed any possibility of becoming part of the class in terms of teamwork.

        • Christopher_0369
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          So next academy class after July 6th, should be sometime in August? Correct?

      • #51
        As I mentioned above, the academy classes are currently at the mercy of the City Council and whether or not they are going to budget the classes. However, if they do decide to provide the funds, the next class would be scheduled for August 2.

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        • AvidHiker98
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          Thank you for all the information you provide!

      • #52
        Congrats Lester Marten on the call. I called recruitment yesterday and they said that all the calls for the academy class for July went out last week. Recruitment also told me that it’s is full and there will be one in august depending on the city council approval on the budget.

        How accurate is this information about the July class being full already ? I though calls would go out 2 weeks prior the start date. I’ve been certified since September 2020 and I had to redo the process again because of my test parts expiring. I have to take the múltiple choice test soon since it expires in august 8. I also have to redo the psych evaluation in September if I don’t get appointed.

        when would be a good time to take the multiple choice since it expires in August 8 and there might be a academy class in the beginning in August ? Should I take the test 2 weeks prior the expiration date ?

        Thank you everyone for the helpful information.

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        • Sloan2013
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          I would call them up and see if you could just take it now to get it out of the way. I have also been certified since last year and had to redo everything. When I retook the multiple choice test it only took a day or 2 to process the results. Also don't worry about having to take the psych exam again that does not need to be redone just the PHS which did take about 2 weeks to process through my background investigator again. Hope this helps.

      • #53
        Thank you Sloan2013

        Recruitment made it seem like it takes weeks for the multiple choice to get the code and get the result. When I redid my medical they told us if we weren’t appointed before our psych evaluation then we would have to retake the psych exam again.


        I always like asking different people because I always get different answers regarding academy classes and the process.

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        • Lester Marten
          Lester Marten commented
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          I don't remember exactly how long it took to get the multiple choice test results, but it was pretty quick. Definitely not weeks. Also, we were told that once you pass psych, you shouldn't have to do it again. If you have to redo the medical portion, they may make you do the written portion of the psych eval since that stuff is done on the same day in the same location, but you shouldn't have to redo the interview with the psychologist since they've already cleared you. Unless something changes in your personal situation, psych and background investigations shouldn't expire.

          Also, I did my PHS about a month and a half before it expired, just to get it out of the way. There were no major changes except my address, so it was approved in about a week.

      • #54
        My application is starting to expire so I am starting to re-do steps ;/. Just completed the PHS and PFQ. Will need to interview again and take the medical exam again. Considering I've already passed all of these steps, I didn't think I'd be as nervous as I am. But I'm just getting anxious and want it to go well.

        Good luck to everyone else here.

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