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    Anyone hear anything new on when Chattanooga might have another Academy? Are there any CPD Officers on this board? Everything I read and hear says the CPD needs Officers but nothing is in the works.

    Thanks....

    Chattanooga Hopeful!!!!

  • #2
    The last thing I heard was a possible July academy but nothing in stone.

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    • #3
      they posted a job listing for police officer tonight- I got the email at 11:04 PM ET and had the online app submitted at 11:27.

      I think it's a good sign that they've posted the job again, obviously.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by knoxLEOhopeful View Post
        they posted a job listing for police officer tonight- I got the email at 11:04 PM ET and had the online app submitted at 11:27.

        I think it's a good sign that they've posted the job again, obviously.
        Hopefully. They are woefully understaffed

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        • #5
          So if you have a B.S. degree, do you have to take a written test? I heard a rumor about that somewhere.

          Just curious.

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          • #6
            Nevermind. found the answer to the question in a PDF file. The Physical test looks pretty challenging. Any idea what the obstacle course is like?

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            • #7
              The PAT is easy. Starts with the obstacle course which consists of a short run, go up and down some stairs 2 times, weave in and out of some cones, jump a short fence (5 feet or so) run over a balance beam, then do the dummy drag. It took me under 60 seconds. I'm pretty sure under 1:10 is max score. Then you do the pullups, pushups, situps and 1/4 mile run. Overall it was easy.

              Good luck!! If you are in decent shape you should do fine.

              FYI- I know they already have enough approved candidates for the next Academy class (whenever that may be) so I have no idea why they have started testing again.

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              • #8
                hey Chatt2009, I appreciate the heads up.

                I wonder if they are going to get regular academies at multiple times during the year back up and running...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by knoxLEOhopeful View Post
                  hey Chatt2009, I appreciate the heads up.

                  I wonder if they are going to get regular academies at multiple times during the year back up and running...
                  They need to. Chattanooga is down to a little over 400 sworn now with 45 eligible to retire this year. They are budgeted for 472 Officers but the Mayor enacted a hiring freeze. We have VW coming to town and they are annexing 8 areas that the City needs to provide services for. The CPD is overworked and needs some fresh meat. I just hope I get the call soon- I've been near the top of the eligible list since June. I'm getting discouraged.

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                  • #10
                    Well, I just received a email from a Recruiter from the CPD to see if I am still interested. I called to confirm and the Recruiter said that they are just updating the information on their applicant pool- there is nothing in the works for another Academy at this time. I find it odd thought that they would be doing this AND opening up the application process again if they don't plan on having multiple Academy dates soon.

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                    • #11
                      At least they're taking apps again. I am applying for Knoxville Police this week.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Chatt2009 View Post
                        They need to. Chattanooga is down to a little over 400 sworn now with 45 eligible to retire this year. They are budgeted for 472 Officers but the Mayor enacted a hiring freeze. We have VW coming to town and they are annexing 8 areas that the City needs to provide services for. The CPD is overworked and needs some fresh meat. I just hope I get the call soon- I've been near the top of the eligible list since June. I'm getting discouraged.
                        Hang in there. I finished the process in 2007 and they told me they decided to have a lateral academy. Then 8 months later they call me with a start date! I was already in training with another agency so had to turn it down. They lost my paperwork 3 or 4 times in the process and had to keep resubmitting everything!

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