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  • srt-krs
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    Originally posted by denny View Post
    oh its cool i just read it wrong and now it makes sense. any pointers for the interview
    Lol, you had me trippin for a bit For pointers for the interview just go with whats been discussed and good luck to you.

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  • denny
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    Originally posted by srt-krs View Post
    I just reread my posts and Im not seeing that
    oh its cool i just read it wrong and now it makes sense. any pointers for the interview

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  • srt-krs
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    Originally posted by denny View Post
    ahh i c in your original post it says you got a call the same day.
    I just reread my posts and Im not seeing that

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  • Crash23
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    POST scores will always take about a week, but other departments that administer their own testing such as HB you will have the results in about an hour or two, then they will send you off to complete the physical on the same day. For Costa Mesa you will know if you passed your oral if they hand you a background packet after you walk out of the interview room.

    Denny, good call on the ride-alongs, those definitely help give you and the department a good look at each other.

    If you guys are testing around at a few agencies that use the POST test, remember to hold on to your T-Score sheet that's sent in the mail, you can use that to waive POST tests at other departments or at the GWC pre-academy if you go that route, just make sure its not more than 6 months old.

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  • denny
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    Originally posted by srt-krs View Post
    Mine took about a week before I got a call.
    ahh i c in your original post it says you got a call the same day.

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  • srt-krs
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    Originally posted by denny View Post
    how did you find out your results the same day? They told us that they send the tests to POST for scores and it takes a week.
    Mine took about a week before I got a call.

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  • denny
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    how did you find out your results the same day? They told us that they send the tests to POST for scores and it takes a week.

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  • srt-krs
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    Originally posted by erich View Post
    sometimes depts. also like you to ride a long before you apply, especially the smaller more selective agencies. then in your oral interview, when they ask why "insert agency" do you want to work here; you can say well i went on a ride a long and noticed that your officers work together well, or something along that line, it shows that you really took the time to look at their agency. for laso they are going to make you ride a long and do a jail tour if you pass pre-backgrounds.
    Great info, thanks.

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  • srt-krs
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    Originally posted by denny View Post
    how is the costa mesa written test? what does it consist of?
    They use the post standard test

    http://www.post.ca.gov/selection/poW...acticeTest.pdf

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  • erich
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    sometimes depts. also like you to ride a long before you apply, especially the smaller more selective agencies. then in your oral interview, when they ask why "insert agency" do you want to work here; you can say well i went on a ride a long and noticed that your officers work together well, or something along that line, it shows that you really took the time to look at their agency. for laso they are going to make you ride a long and do a jail tour if you pass pre-backgrounds.

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  • denny
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    how is the costa mesa written test? what does it consist of?

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  • srt-krs
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    I had read up on the cities history and future along with the agency department knowledge, job duties, etc. And those questions were not even asked when I had my oral with them. When I went in for the interview the board had asked about my job history and a few questions about jobs that I held. The rest was about me and what I can bring to there department. I just found it strange when I got my letter it stated disqualified on the oral part, I was thinking fail but not disqualified... Not going to pull my hair out over it just wanted to see if I can get more insight on it

    My next option if the next few agencies dont go thru, is to put myself thru the academy like you are.

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  • Crash23
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    I tested with them earlier on in the year, I believe it was on a saturday, unfortunately I was dropped in BG, but no big deal, just going to go through the academy myself and hopefully get picked up along the way while filling out apps with other departments. The best advice I can give you for the orals is being knowledgeable about the department. They want guys who know something about their department, what areas in their city have the most crime, who the chief is, knowing what kind of specialty units they have to offer. It just shows that you came prepared and that you have already made a small commitment to the department. Also, you may want to practice your answer as to why you want to become a LEO, that is one question that is sure to be asked on just about every oral. Doing those things should hopefully help you along on your goal, good luck.

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  • srt-krs
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    Thanks for the tips..What day was your physical and oral on when you took it? I did not bother to change in a suit after the physical especially since the sergeant on our written test day told us not to since it wont score any points with the oral panel..I still should of but live and learn...Good luck with your process

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  • Crash23
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    Their oral isn't too bad, but one way to have given yourself a leg-up would be knowing who the captain was, what direction the department was heading (knowing of the new station being built and community oriented policing, etc.), and taking the break time after the physical agility to run to your car and change into a suit. I pulled that one and seemed to pass the oral just fine, I was actually the first one called in for interviews and was very nervous. The department at the time, and maybe still currently is the highest paying in the OC which means a lot of lateral officers and a department that can be a bit more picky. If you like the area, I may suggest Huntington Beach but make sure you have a feel for the way the department polices the area as their mindset may be very different from other departments. HB is close in pay, but their mindset is very aggressive towards crime. Best of luck and don't give up!

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