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    Ok, hear me out.

    There are a few different county exams that are coming up that residents of the city/county get preference when getting on the social service list.

    So if I were to change my residency a couple times around would this look bad on applications? Also if I apply to different departments would this look bad?

    I really want to become an officer and I know it's very difficult.. it's also very competitive.

    I feel as if I dont have a chance if I'm not a current resident on that list.

    (My current residence is a home I just bought, our local PD is very small and tough to get into. They only offer a test once every couple years, and I dont think this year the test is available).
    Trying to get on in NY...
    PM me if you hear of any upstate NY departments that are giving a civil service test.

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    I'm not an LEO, so this is not an answer. Just for clarification: Are you asking if it's OK to start your career with a lie???
    In backgrounds ...

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    • #3
      Well, I guess my question is.. do I even have a shot at becoming an officer in a town which I dont currently reside?
      Trying to get on in NY...
      PM me if you hear of any upstate NY departments that are giving a civil service test.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SupraRy View Post
        Ok, hear me out.

        There are a few different county exams that are coming up that residents of the city/county get preference when getting on the social service list.

        So if I were to change my residency a couple times around would this look bad on applications? Also if I apply to different departments would this look bad?

        I really want to become an officer and I know it's very difficult.. it's also very competitive.

        I feel as if I dont have a chance if I'm not a current resident on that list.

        (My current residence is a home I just bought, our local PD is very small and tough to get into. They only offer a test once every couple years, and I dont think this year the test is available).
        Well, reading your post, I have a question for you. Wouldn't all that moving around be a little expensive? I really don't see that as a viable option. Preferences given or not, the secret is to test well. Your situation, if I understand it correctly, would be similar to an agency which allows Veteran's Preferences on it's exams. Non-veterans routinely test for positions within an agency, and many are selected, even without a preference. OTH, if residence in a given community is a requirement in order to test, or is required once employed, then you have an entirely different situation. However, simply moving around in order to obtain what in reality, is a small advantage doesn't seem to be in your best interests. Just my.02

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        • #5
          I don't know about your neck of the wood, but where I am you have to physically move in order to change your residency. Just changing your address on your license is called <b>lying</b> and it's even criminal here.

          And with that being the case: No, committing a crime by lying likely wouldn't help your chances.

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