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    So I'm currently in contention with 2 agencies. With agency A I've finished all steps (they do things a little different, background interview is very last after poly, psych, and med) and it went very well. I was informed I passed all steps leading up to the background, and was in a bit of contact after my interview with my investigator getting him better contact info and informing him how my poly went with my other agency (something he asked me to do). He made it sound very optimistic and that he was turning my report over on Friday 6/28. I haven't heard anything from them other than they were waiting on receipt of my finalized report.

    Agency B I had and passed my poly (2 charts real quick in and out, told me I passed) the day after my interview with Agency A, 6/27. Poly examiner told me he was making a note because he'd love to see them catch up and get me an offer about the same time as agency A. I still need med and psych with them, but it took a bit over a month to get in for my poly with them and I haven't heard anything other than a quick email from my BI.

    I know everything is always a bit of hurry up and wait, but being my first time through a LE process, is a couple weeks of radio silence typical in either scenario?

    edit: forgot to say it originally, but thanks in advance!

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    Last edited by Nickcop; 07-11-2019, 01:42 AM.

  • #2
    A recurring theme in law enforcement is "hurry up and wait". A couple weeks radio silence isn't unusual even if it's not encouraging for the person waiting for the call. They're moving at their own pace and may have other things in the works which are slowing down your process. Hang in there.

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    • Nickcop
      Nickcop commented
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      Makes sense. Thanks.
      Is there a way to word asking for a status update without annoying my BI, or do I just sweat it out?
      Should I keep up the hustle being so far in the process? Another agency is starting testing next weekend, and they pay pretty well. I also, by fluke, already met and had a poly with their in house examiner.

  • #3
    Originally posted by Nickcop View Post
    So I'm currently in contention with 2 agencies. With agency A I've finished all steps (they do things a little different, background interview is very last after poly, psych, and med) and it went very well. I was informed I passed all steps leading up to the background, and was in a bit of contact after my interview with my investigator getting him better contact info and informing him how my poly went with my other agency (something he asked me to do). He made it sound very optimistic and that he was turning my report over on Friday 6/28. I haven't heard anything from them other than they were waiting on receipt of my finalized report.

    Agency B I had and passed my poly (2 charts real quick in and out, told me I passed) the day after my interview with Agency A, 6/27. Poly examiner told me he was making a note because he'd love to see them catch up and get me an offer about the same time as agency A. I still need med and psych with them, but it took a bit over a month to get in for my poly with them and I haven't heard anything other than a quick email from my BI.

    I know everything is always a bit of hurry up and wait, but being my first time through a LE process, is a couple weeks of radio silence typical in either scenario?

    edit: forgot to say it originally, but thanks in advance!

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    It could be MONTHS of silence.............or not.
    Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

    My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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    • Nickcop
      Nickcop commented
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      Is there a way to properly word asking my BI for an update, or do I just wait it out? Being so far in the process should I start with another agency (a better paying Dept is testing next weekend, and by fluke I already took and passed a poly with their in house poly examiner)?

      Thanks

    • J2H
      J2H commented
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      Wait it out

  • #4
    Thanks for the responses. I got an offer from agency A and after almost a month of almost no correspondence I got a notice of non selection from agency B.

    Does this mean my background had some sort of issue?

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    • #5
      Originally posted by Nickcop View Post
      Thanks for the responses. I got an offer from agency A and after almost a month of almost no correspondence I got a notice of non selection from agency B.

      Does this mean my background had some sort of issue?
      It means that they picked someone else they liked better than you
      Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

      My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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      • #6
        Originally posted by Iowa #1603 View Post

        It means that they picked someone else they liked better than you
        Ok, I can handle that. So I'll keep plugging away with other agencies or rethink the offer I received.

        Thank you.

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        • #7
          Originally posted by Nickcop View Post

          Ok, I can handle that. So I'll keep plugging away with other agencies or rethink the offer I received.

          Thank you.
          Why would you "rethink the offer you received?" Did you not respond to them or reject the offer? There's a rule in LE hiring...only apply to departments that you'd be willing to work for so you can take the first offer you receive. Never rely on getting another offer...you'll likely be disappointed.
          "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
          -Friedrich Nietzsche

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          • Aidokea
            Aidokea commented
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            Yup. You didn't apply for a rethink, you applied for a job. If they're offering you a job, you need to take it.

        • #8
          Originally posted by Bing_Oh View Post

          Why would you "rethink the offer you received?" Did you not respond to them or reject the offer? There's a rule in LE hiring...only apply to departments that you'd be willing to work for so you can take the first offer you receive. Never rely on getting another offer...you'll likely be disappointed.
          I rejected the offer but they let me remain on an eligibility list. It's a position that I may have to move for and I had a situation change that would make that difficult for my family. I'm not a boo hoo sob story kind of guy, but that's the truth of the matter. I'd take it in a heartbeat if it wouldn't cause a ton of stress on my immediate family situation.

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          • #9
            Originally posted by Nickcop View Post

            I rejected the offer but they let me remain on an eligibility list. It's a position that I may have to move for and I had a situation change that would make that difficult for my family. I'm not a boo hoo sob story kind of guy, but that's the truth of the matter. I'd take it in a heartbeat if it wouldn't cause a ton of stress on my immediate family situation.
            An eligibility list does not mean they have a job opening for you, it means that you're on the potential candidate list IF they have a job opening (and pending successful completion of all of the additional pre-hire requirements, along with beating out any other candidates on that same list). Many departments maintain eligibility lists for filling unexpected vacancies, but these lists can end up being voided out from previous hiring or timed-out under civil service statutes without anyone being hired from them.

            As for the family issues, I'd strongly recommend that you consider them BEFORE you apply to a department. You don't want to waste a department's time and resources putting you through a hiring process just to turn them down because you didn't think it through...the department will not appreciate that and neither will the candidates who are being bumped down the list because the department is spending their time working on you. There are even some agencies that want to know if and where you have applied in the past, so stiffing a PD deep into a process could bite you in later hiring.
            "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
            -Friedrich Nietzsche

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            • #10
              Originally posted by Bing_Oh View Post

              An eligibility list does not mean they have a job opening for you, it means that you're on the potential candidate list IF they have a job opening (and pending successful completion of all of the additional pre-hire requirements, along with beating out any other candidates on that same list). Many departments maintain eligibility lists for filling unexpected vacancies, but these lists can end up being voided out from previous hiring or timed-out under civil service statutes without anyone being hired from them.

              As for the family issues, I'd strongly recommend that you consider them BEFORE you apply to a department. You don't want to waste a department's time and resources putting you through a hiring process just to turn them down because you didn't think it through...the department will not appreciate that and neither will the candidates who are being bumped down the list because the department is spending their time working on you. There are even some agencies that want to know if and where you have applied in the past, so stiffing a PD deep into a process could bite you in later hiring.
              Then that's a hurdle I'm going to have to live with. Would a department rather I turn down an offer or go through academy and then leave if the posting isn't where I want/can feasibly maintain? I understand it's not the ideal scenario, but being honest and turning down the job feels much more "right" than allowing myself to get in a situation I might not be able to work with.

              Turning down the offer was a very hard thing to do, but in this case it was the right thing. If the time comes when I call on the list and there's nothing for me, then I only have myself to blame. If other PD's look down on me (and you're right, every department here wants to know EVERYTHING about every other LE app I've submitted) then I'll just have to live with it.

              In any case, I absolutely appreciate your response. It may be that applying and turning down an offer was the kiss of death with the other agency, and maybe others in the future. I hadn't thought about that particular angle and I appreciate you giving it to me straight.

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