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  • mcclare0912
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    Just curious if anyone is in the process or is going to be part of the class that starts June 27th?

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  • Nhoc6131
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    Originally posted by mcclare0912 View Post
    Thanks for the info that pretty well answers those questions. The more I research the department the more I seem to like it. That's the way it seems anyways.
    As a Muni guy, I know many officers from the county that are good friends. It all depends what you want to do. In a muni I will be severely limited in my ability to be promoted few specialized units etc. But I also make a good bit more than county guys.

    So its what you make up of, People grumble about their pay but where else can you do pretty much everything. In this day and age getting the job is the important part, it doesnt so much matter where (although some muni's should be avoided). Spend some time with that department , if you feel like the grass is greener some place else go for it, it happens all the time in this area.

    County isnt the end all be all and neither are muni's. Its about where you see yourself and what your interests on.
    Last edited by Nhoc6131; 05-01-2011, 06:18 PM. Reason: I dont like proofreading

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  • mcclare0912
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    Thanks for the info that pretty well answers those questions. The more I research the department the more I seem to like it. That's the way it seems anyways.

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  • amw315
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    Originally posted by mcclare0912 View Post
    Just curious does Stl.Co have take home cars? And what kind of schedule rotations do they work?
    You have to live within St. Louis County to get a take home car, and yes they are limited. Each precinct varies, and it is based on the precinct commander how the cars are distributed. Usually it is based on seniority. 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th have 10 hour shifts where you work a permanent time slot for 6 months to a year. The 3rd and 4th have 8 hour shifts. The 3rd rotates all 3 shifts. The 4th has a permanent midnight crew and rotates days and afternoons.

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  • Nhoc6131
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    Originally posted by mcclare0912 View Post
    Just curious does Stl.Co have take home cars? And what kind of schedule rotations do they work?
    There are some county take home cars, usually based on seniority but its not unheard for some 3 or 4 year guys having a take home because of a young precinct so it just depends.

    Scheduling is one of the things currently being changed. I work in a muni but I think they used to do 8 hour shifts with 4 week rotations. North County (1st) and Lemay/Oakville (4th) had permanent midnights. Now some precincts do 10 hour shifts. Im not certain which ones do, I know the 2nd does for sure. I went through the academy recently and can answer some questions
    Last edited by Nhoc6131; 05-01-2011, 04:48 PM. Reason: Lol Misspelled Shifts take a guess how.

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  • mcclare0912
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    Just curious does Stl.Co have take home cars? And what kind of schedule rotations do they work?

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  • mcclare0912
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    I saw on County's website that the application deadline for the June academy was like 2 days ago. Hopefully that means hearing something pretty soon.

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  • amw315
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    Be patient, the organization is going through a lot of changes right now. There are a lot of people being shuffled around, promoted, etc. We need bodies due to the new contract we just picked up so there are spots available. However, we have a very thorough background investigation, and the people that perform these investigations are very good at what they do. Not trying to sound forboding or anything, but just to explain that it takes time to hire quality people.

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  • mcclare0912
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    Got the letter that says they are going to look at my app. soon which I'm sure everyone gets. But jus ready to get this process on the road.

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  • rtallman
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    Their were only 5 of us. Only 3 of us passed and I was the only one with the tats, so technically 2 passed. I was the only one with military experience with 7+ years.

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  • mcclare0912
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    Thanks for the info. Sorry it took so long I have been on orders all week. Were there a lot of people there to test? I haven't heard anything yet. Not sure if I will though because I don't have my degree until the end of the year. I do have some military experience but sometimes thats not enough. Thanks again

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  • rtallman
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    Hey mcclare0912, got back from testing today. What you will do is show up to the Police Academy and they will stick you in a cafeteria until exactly 0900. Soon, the instructors will come in and take you to the gym where you will conduct your pushups and situps. Then you will travel upstairs to the VERY small track and run 29 laps that equal 1.5 miles. Now, this is as far as I got because AFTER I conducted the PT test I was told that since I have tattoos on my forearm, I would not be hired. But they did say if you passed you would be called to come in at 1300 to do the written test. I was still called about 20 mins after leaving and was invited to the written test even though I would not be hired for my tattoos. I declined, as I found no reasoning to continue with it. Just wished they would have told me before I took the trip from Kansas to do the testing that you weren't allowed to have tattoos. Even though, on their website under the disqualifications section their is no tattoo policy. Just venting cause I am ****ed but will get over it. Best of luck to you though.

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  • rtallman
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    Thanks for all the info mitojo. Greatly appreciated.

    mcclare0912: Will let you know all the info I can about the tests when I go next week.

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  • mitojo
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    County is a great organization to work for. Big enough to have all the specialized departments you may want to advance to. Great guys to work with. I work for a muni inside of St. Louis County, and i went to county academy, so i run into those guys often.

    The physical test is pass fail. If you do not meet all the requirements, you get the boot at that point. With those that pass, they rank you according to your numbers. So the answer to the above questions is both, pass/fail and rank.

    It is a hard academy to get into and a hard department to get hired onto, especially with the economic problems going around. Not impossible, but hard. I went to the academy as open enrollment (read unpaid) and was hired by a muni as we graduated. Better pay, better hours, but much, much smaller, not all the special departments to move into.

    On a side note, make a copy of the application after you complete it. Most of your future apps will ask the same questions. Much easier to have that copy to reference than to re-dig the info.

    mitojo

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  • mcclare0912
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    I havent been scheduled yet. I just sent in my application on Saturday 3-12. So I guess we'll see.

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