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    I recently took the written and oral for Woodridge. I was not expecting to do as well as I did. I made the list. But, I dont know much about the department. I was wondering if anyone worked there or knows more about the department. Any information would be great. thanks

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    Very good department. They are no-nonsense. They are allowed to be the Police and get the job done. I have dealt with a few of their Officers before and they are a very good group of guys. Issued 1911's, not sure the model. Have very good equipment, have a couple SUV's, getting LED's, etc.. Station is a bit old and small, but no real biggie there. Woodridge as a town is very good too. About 30,000+, have shopping, industrial, ghetto parts and high end parts, a real cross section. I would rate it as a very good dept.
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    • #3
      Thank you Dogcop. They have good pay, work 12's, good manpower on the street, and plenty to offer for a somewhat small department. (Much more than my department). The only issue that bothers me is the fact that they have a blue cross blue shield HMO. The employee contribution is 15% of the premium. Although, as I look at more departments out there that are hirng, it seems that many of them have HMO plans. I guess I am spoiled where I am at cuz I have a PPO, and only pay 30 a month to have it. I dont know much about HMO plans, so I guess I would have to check into the network and see who is covered. Once again, thanks for the info Dogcop.

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      • #4
        I agree with you on the insurance aspect because I went through the same thing. I recently switched depts., and my new dept. is better in every waws EXCEPT for the insurance. Trust me though, it is well worth it. Take 2 hours a month in OT and get pay instead of Comp Time and it helps to make up the difference (as an example) Check your PM, got one inbound.
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        • #5
          One thing to keep in mind about HMO plans versus PPO plans... the benefit of PPOs is that you generally can go to any doctor you want without getting referrals. BUT you generally have a deductible you have to pay, plus a percentage of the total amount billed to the insurance company. With HMO plans, the only thing you ever have to pay is a copay, which is usually only around $10-$20. Then the insurance company pays the rest, no matter what the total cost is. You have to pick a primary care doctor, and then anytime you need to see a specialist for some reason, your PCP has to refer you.

          So money wise, HMOs are usually better. But sometimes a pain in the butt if you have to see specialists for anything.

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          • #6
            I lived in Woodridge for most of my life growing up, tested with them, never made that list of "30" that they make. Great depatment! I know many of thier officers. Very well paid! And they hve the best of the best equipment. They stated the program to combat underage smoking accross the country.

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            • #7
              bringing back an old thread,

              so i think the chief said 361 candidates were allowed in today. Any body remeber much about what their oral interviews are like? Im guessing they got to be pretty tough if they are looking to only make a list of 30 and hire 5. Also does anyone else think thats kinda dumb they don't do the physical until the end? why would they want to spend all that time and money to put someone through the whole process only to find months later that the person they picked cant's run 10 ft without hanging on for dear life?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dan25 View Post
                why would they want to spend all that time and money to put someone through the whole process only to find months later that the person they picked cant's run 10 ft without hanging on for dear life?
                Probably because people have failed to prepare for the physical and have failed. They might theorize that if people are given enough time, they will prepare and pass the physical.

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