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  • Iowa #1603
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    Originally posted by reils49 View Post
    Let’s hope ur ****canned. Enjoy the rest of your week.
    We can always hope ...............................................

    https://forum.officer.com/forum/publ...4-social-media


    Originally posted by Navystatus View Post
    On my background questionnaire I stated that I DID NOT have any form of social media. My account with Facebook has been deactivated for the past 2 years now. That means I have no social media correct?
    Originally posted by Ratatatat View Post
    And your O.com profile counts as social media. Did you mention that?

    Best practice: only answer BI questions in absolute terms when absolutely the case.....

    Originally posted by Navystatus View Post
    I didn't have this account at the time. I made it the last week of july
    Originally posted by Iowa #1603 View Post

    Have you updated that fact with the agencies you have active applications pending ?
    Last edited by Iowa #1603; 09-07-2018, 09:13 PM.

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  • reils49
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    Let’s hope ur ****canned. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  • reils49
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    Originally posted by Navystatus View Post
    @relis49 Did i say anything about a damn background check? LIKE I SAID....Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  • reils49
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    Originally posted by Navystatus View Post
    Curious that my background investigator started my background the first week of July and finished the Last week of August. I have spoken to everyone I listed as a reference and no one was called. I am a former Navy Sailor and am curious how this process is handled. I have applied for a department before and they contacted all of my references. Has anyone experienced this? Is it a good or a bad thing. I have heard when they wrap up your background within 2 months it is a good thing. Mind you i had informed her of my reckless driving ticket i was cited back in 2012 but was informed by My background investigator that if i was to not hear from her regarding my background then that their were no issues thus far. Is she just not doing her job and doesn't care?

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  • HI629
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    One of my strongest “references” was a woman I never really knew. She was an older lady that I never really paid much attention to. She, however was into everyone’s business. Only after all was said and done and I was getting ready for my initial move after hiring, the woman came forward and introducted herself. She wished me luck and told me a bunch of stuff I didn’t know about my closest friends who would come by my home when I was at work and “borrow” various things.

    Dunno if she was the the one who helped explain and exonerate me from some questionable stuff my BI asked me about, but in any case, if anyone, I think it would be her.

    As for my references, only 2 were contacted (or at least called me and said they were contacted). Both said the interaction with the BI was under 5 minutes.

    I know the BI spoke with my former employers as when I visited several years after getting hired, one of them made a remark about my new career.

    You never know where your Bi will go. When you sign up, you authorize them to find out pretty much everything about you, and then some.

    If there’s dirt to be found, the BI will find it. It’s the BI’s job to ensure that you’re a solid candidate that won’t make your agency look dumb later on down the line.


    Good luck in your process!

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  • westside popo
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    Originally posted by Navystatus View Post
    Well that sounds a bit contradicting. "I want to talk to people who know you but don't run around with you." Those people don't know me and would only be able to judge me off of perception. You can simply run across people who don't like you JUST BECAUSE. That's messed up.
    Perception is part of this job.

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  • Iowa #1603
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    No crap..............

  • Iowa #1603
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    Originally posted by Navystatus View Post
    Well that sounds a bit contradicting. "I want to talk to people who know you but don't run around with you." Those people don't know me and would only be able to judge me off of perception. You can simply run across people who don't like you JUST BECAUSE. That's messed up.
    It's called INVESTIGATION.

    That's what cops do

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  • Kimble
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    Originally posted by Navystatus View Post
    @relis49 Did i say anything about a damn background check? LIKE I SAID....Enjoy the rest of your week.
    What the heck is this guy’s problem?!?

    Reminds me of the attitude from some sailors I arrested in my NCIS days...

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  • Navystatus
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    @relis49 Did i say anything about a damn background check? LIKE I SAID....Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  • reils49
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    Originally posted by Navystatus View Post
    Well that sounds a bit contradicting. "I want to talk to people who know you but don't run around with you." Those people don't know me and would only be able to judge me off of perception. You can simply run across people who don't like you JUST BECAUSE. That's messed up.
    It’s not “messed up”, it’s police work. Do you know the difference between a background check and a background investigation?

    A background check is just running down a list and checking things off. Which I what talking to the references you provided would be.

    A background investigation is an investigation into your background. We treat ours very similarly to a criminal investigation. In fact there are times they turn out that way.

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  • Navystatus
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    Thanks L-1 and reils49 for the advice and insight and for being professional. Enjoy the rest of yalls week.

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  • Navystatus
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    Thank you just joe for answering my question. Enjoy the rest of your day
    Last edited by OfficerDotCom; 09-06-2018, 01:49 PM.

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  • just joe
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    @navy, Investigators understand that not everyone likes each other and that personality conflicts exist. One guy saying you are an *** hat is going to get you tossed from the process. A bunch of people saying you are an *** hat is worth some more digging.

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  • ISPCAPT
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    Originally posted by Navystatus View Post
    Well that sounds a bit contradicting. "I want to talk to people who know you but don't run around with you." Those people don't know me and would only be able to judge me off of perception. You can simply run across people who don't like you JUST BECAUSE. That's messed up.
    Not at all contradictory nor is it 'messed up'. But you wouldn't know that.
    If you ever get into LE and start doing investigations then you might learn that.
    A lot of people know you, know your work ethic, know what you do when you're not at work, know how you are as a neighbor, yet you don't run around with them. Those are the people who don't feel they owe you anything or will try to blow smoke. They're the ones who start the interview with "I have never hung out with him but I've heard he and his buddies spend every weekend getting drunk." In LE terms that's called a lead. We use that lead to start digging around asking more specific questions and to a wider circle. Maybe it pans out, most of the time it does. Once I get a lead I can then direct a specific investigation into either verifying or discounting that information.
    I did investigations for 42 years. Using that method I turned up a lot of deadbeat applicants who would have never been found out. So it's not 'messed up'. It's called doing an investigation. Doing an investigation is not talking to the people you want the BI to talk to. It's digging to find out the truth. It's doing police work and getting to the truth. But you wouldn't know that so you don't have a clue what is 'messed up'.
    Your buddies aren't going to give the BI the truth. They're going to blow smoke, tell us you're nice to puppies, you call your mom every evening, and you go to church on Sunday. They won't tell us that you get drunk every night, that you get into fights, or you're the neighborhood bully. We get enough blowing smoke from the applicant, don't need it reinforced by the references.

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