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    I hope this was the appropriate spot to post. I'm in the process for several local agencies and as I'm filling out all these PHQ/PHS's I have to wonder, has anybody actually checked "yes" on most of the questions and then submitted it? Have you had an applicant show up with felony warrants? Whats the most memorable applicant you've had, for the wrong reasons?

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    The vetting process is sequential, and since the written exam is usually the first step, we don't usually get to interact with many major goofballs.

    The closest I could come, would be a MAJOR "Karen" that started alongside me in my academy. She somehow became a class officer, and tortured other recruits over it. Numerous recruits quit over her harassment and threats.

    On our first day of PT, she barely made it out of the parking lot on our first training run, before turning around and walking back to the station and quitting. She ended up getting hired back in some civilian position, and continued to act like she thought she was one of us.

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    • #3
      There was also a skinny 23 year old single female with big boobs in my academy. In spite of the fact that I was about twice her age and extremely married, she made a run at me. I told her that I was flattered, but that I love my wife very much, and this was just not happening.

      She ended up getting knocked up by another classmate of mine, during academy, and had to quit. Much drama ensued...

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      • #4
        Not my story but I'll share it anyway.

        Decent sized PD near me. Applicant in background phase. The BI sends his file to the detectives to see if they know anything about the applicant. One of the detectives goes, "yeah, I've been buying weed and coke off of this guy for months."

        Woops.

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        • #5
          Porn Star in one of my classes. Didn’t make it far as an LE type.
          Now go home and get your shine box!

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          • Saluki89
            Saluki89 commented
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            Link please

          • CCCSD
            CCCSD commented
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            She was not a teacher.
            Lana Burner.

          • Ratatatat
            Ratatatat commented
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            I'm not going to provide links but search her name and you'll re-discover the hirsute charm of 80's porn. Good times.

          • CCCSD
            CCCSD commented
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            Yep. Great porn.

        • #6
          Not technically applicants, but...

          My PD has put away an academy graduate for being a baby killer. I can also think of another academy grad who would listen to the scanner and circle traffic stops and calls around town...he ended up as a pretty major heroin addict. Neither held commissions that I'm aware of, but I imagine both probably interviewed at various departments.
          "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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          • #7
            One from the distant past, and one more recent.

            I went to the academy with a woman who turned out to be a stripper; she was still working while in the academy. Weird, but OK...people do what they gotta do to get by. Fast forward 6 months and I saw my local small-town PD hired a new cop. Yep, it was her. I knew a couple guys that worked for the department and learned the chief met her while she was working her day (night?) job, found out she was in the academy, and suggested she apply to his department. Within a year she was in a relationship with a co-worker, that co-worker got fired for unrelated but valid reasons, the chief lost his job, and the sheriff's department took over police services. Not saying she was the cause, but it was surely indicative of the way the PD was being run.

            At another department, all applicants received scores as they progressed through the various stages. One candidate was way at the top, by far. He had actually passed the final phase and was about to get an offer of employment. Then the department received a report of items missing from a retail store. It happened to be the place where #1 Candidate worked, and the department was small enough for someone to make the connection. After a short investigation, which included video evidence, the Golden Applicant was cited for retail theft, lost his job, and ****ed away his dream of ever becoming a cop. Over maybe $200 of worthless crap.

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            • #8
              Ancient history now I suppose, but the mid-1970's were the beginning of the Affirmative Action Program, court-ordered mandates to balance hiring with demographics (minorities, females, etc) of the community.

              One applicant was about 21-22 years old male, minority. Everyone knew him well because he was a prolific burglar, auto thief, and dope dealer during his teen years. We had all dealt with him on multiple occasions. No adult convictions, only juvenile adjudications. Passed the written and physical exams, showed up for his polygraph with a lawyer, lots of noise being made about enforcing the new Affirmative Action requirements. They must have really needed a representative of that particular minority group, the guy was hired and went through the academy. On graduation it was time for his FTO period. Many of the guys flatly refused to take him as a trainee, and those who agreed to do so indicated he would probably spend his shifts handcuffed in the cage.

              I think the city gave him and his lawyer some cash and he went away.

              Memorable.

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              • #9
                Back in the 1980s, there was a state agency that had its own civilian security department. This agency, that will remain unnamed, had a reputation for being a little on the crooked side. They were also known for abusing their security staff and directing them to carry out improper acts. Someone in state government decided my agency would absorb these security officers and we would take over providing protective services to this facility, to help minimize any further monkey business.

                I was in charge of overseeing the merger and we started backgrounds on all the security officers by giving them PHQs to fill out. When it came to the question about ever having been arrested, some said yes and listed five or six arrests while others said no. We found that those who said yes and listed five or six arrests actually had over a dozen arrests and those who claimed no arrests had at least six. All but one failed the background for dishonesty and plans for absorbing them ended.

                About a year later I got a phone call from the Chief who said, "L-1, the merger is back on." I responded that couldn't happen as everyone failed the background. He told me I'm not listening and that the merger was back on, as a prominent Assemblywoman (now Congresswoman) who was a champion of the disenfranchised had declaired it to be so.

                We wound up taking them, resurrected low level sworn positions for them we hadn't used for years and and put them in assignments where they could do the least amount of damage.
                Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

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                • #10
                  We had an applicant who seemed very promising -- until the BI uncovered a cellphone video of him attempting to have sex with a pet tortoise. He got stupid drunk and stuck his junk in the front opening of the shell. Likely gave the poor animal a concussion and PTSD. When confronted, he explained that he was too drunk to keep an erection...like that somehow made it any less disturbing.

                  Instead of giving him a job, we forwarded the video to the prosecutor's office (who chose not to pursue animal cruelty charges).

                  The guy is a legend. With every new hiring cycle everyone wants to know: "Any turtle f*ckers?"

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                  • #11
                    I was working as the midnight supervisor (not involved at all with hiring at the time) when I was looking over the list of new staff coming in for physicals at the infirmary.

                    I recognized one of the applicants as being a former deputy sheriff from my old agency. He was a FORMER deputy after being fired for cause ( I forget the exact reason but for that agency to fire someone it was a bigger deal) I sent an email to the Warden along with the link to the article in the newspaper as to his dismissal.


                    He had lied about that small thing when he applied

                    His job offer was rescinded the next morning


                    Originally posted by not.in.MY.town View Post
                    We had an applicant who seemed very promising -- until the BI uncovered a cellphone video of him attempting to have sex with a pet tortoise. He got stupid drunk and stuck his junk in the front opening of the shell. Likely gave the poor animal a concussion and PTSD. When confronted, he explained that he was too drunk to keep an erection...like that somehow made it any less disturbing.

                    Instead of giving him a job, we forwarded the video to the prosecutor's office (who chose not to pursue animal cruelty charges).

                    The guy is a legend. With every new hiring cycle everyone wants to know: "Any turtle f*ckers?"
                    That is cute............................I interviewed a guy who was what looked like the perfect candidate. However for some reason the hair on the back of my neck stood straight up. My partner and I scored his interview extremely strict and ended up with a neutral recommendation to the boss. The boss took our hint and didn't hire him

                    6 month s later he was arrested by federal and state Natural Resources agents for dealing exotic reptiles /turtles without the proper permits

                    Maybe the same guy
                    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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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Iowa #1603 View Post
                      That is cute............................I interviewed a guy who was what looked like the perfect candidate. However for some reason the hair on the back of my neck stood straight up. My partner and I scored his interview extremely strict and ended up with a neutral recommendation to the boss. The boss took our hint and didn't hire him

                      6 month s later he was arrested by federal and state Natural Resources agents for dealing exotic reptiles /turtles without the proper permits

                      Maybe the same guy
                      Yeah, probably the same guy. I hear he's found great success in the reptile porn industry.

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                      • #13
                        Thus far, I think not.in.MY.town and Saluki89 are tied for the best lol.

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                        • #14
                          Neighborhood dude I grew up with (total clown) applied to DEA. He checked 'yes' to nearly every question about drug use, as in 'yes, I have used that drug in the past'. He was so proud of his history: pot, coke, shroom, ludes, acid, anything he could get his hands on. He honestly believed this somehow gave him an edge, as in the DEA would value his personal knowledge and hire him. They didn't, of course, and he became a youth counselor (seriously).

                          I trained and worked with lots people over the years... most were squared away, a few were not. Had one boss so nuts I still question the validity of the psych test and how in this universe he ever passed it....

                          No turtle diddlers or porn stars in my academy but do know people who graduated high school with Dani Woodward (advice- only google her from home computer).
                          What does not kill you will likely try again.

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                          • #15
                            Don't know if this counts. But attending the armory to draw out a weapon and being 'served' at the counter by someone who'd flunked his recruitment class, joined another agency and then been arrested by me and charged with for corruption related offenses, having apparently come back as a civilian employee. It was an interesting moment - for both of us. He was 'let go' shortly afterwards. Go figure.

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