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Discuss non-polygraph related aspects of local, county, and state law enforcement hiring processes here. Discuss testing procedures, interview questions, disqualification criteria, background investigations, life on the beat, etc.
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Will prior drug use disqualify you from from being a cop in California
SWIM has wanted to be a police officer their entire life. however, like many kids SWIM went through a rebelious phase as a teen. MJ a few times ( never really liked the stuff) used to buy adderall fro...

Started Apr 7th, 2017 at 7:26am by unlucky
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By: Rome
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What exactly can police see during their background check for applicants?
I know they talk to friends, family, and any associates. I'm talking about what they can actually see from running background checks on their computer.
Like is there a way for them to see if you ...

Started Mar 9th, 2017 at 2:04am by Psycho Physiologist
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Florida Highway Patrol
Has anybody been through the FHP application process and have any insight for me.  Thank you in advance.

Started Jun 16th, 2004 at 1:17pm by Jimbob (Guest)
12 46219 Last Post Jan 17th, 2017 at 3:44pm
By: xenonman
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DRIVING record
I want apply to Phoenix Police department and I want to know how the background investigation works for your driving record.
I'm asking because I pulled a ten year MVD (motor vehicle div...

Started Oct 25th, 2016 at 10:01pm by Sharpie (Guest)
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By: Rome
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LASD in hot water over hiring pratices
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is facing scrutiny over hiring deputies from the County office of Public Safety.  The big picture is that were "caught" cheating on the polygraph AND WERE STILL HIR...

Started Dec 6th, 2013 at 2:44am by Fred F.
2 5327 Last Post Dec 6th, 2016 at 6:43pm
By: xenonman
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Passport Record/History
I'll post this again since it was lost in the outage last time.
I'm curious--what kind of access, if any, do state or local law enforcement agencies/background investigators have to an applicant'...

Started Jul 3rd, 2016 at 3:57pm by Rome
2 2884 Last Post Jul 31st, 2016 at 4:58pm
By: xenonman
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What type of questions are these? Relevant or Control? Regarding Theft
So I passed all the other questions but failed this part.
1. Have you stolen anything over the age of 18?
2. Have you stolen from any of your employers?
3. Have you stolen anything over...

Started Apr 28th, 2015 at 4:27pm by asdf= (Guest)
1 2794 Last Post Apr 19th, 2016 at 6:51am
By: anonymoud (Guest)
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I am processing for metro right now Smiley
Any opinions?

Started Feb 28th, 2016 at 5:43pm by wow
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Will my psychiatric commitment show on a background check for a law enforcement career?
When I was about 18 I had a psychiatric commitment ordered on me because my mom and our family friend who happens to be a therapist saw a post on my myspace and thought I was suicidal - I was not, it ...

Started Jan 23rd, 2015 at 3:24am by hopefultrooper (Guest)
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DQ'd for my traffic violations?
In 3 separate years I have accumulated the following tickets
-2013: License Plate Covers
-2014: Speeding, 83 in a 55
-2015: Tints and Unlicensed Operator (Unlicensed Operator was dismis...

Started Sep 2nd, 2015 at 6:47pm by RonOdd (Guest)
2 2937 Last Post Oct 7th, 2015 at 6:26pm
By: xenonman
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SoCal Police Departments
I was recently rejected from the LA County Sheriff's
application process based solely on a polygraph exam
that falsely indicated I was "having trouble" with one
of the questions.

Started Jan 3rd, 2002 at 6:40pm by Mark (Guest)
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By: Ex Member
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LVMPD Law Enforcement Support Technician BI process
Just curious if anyone knows if LVMPD or any similar agencies actually polygraph for the LEST position. I have heard mixed things and am just trying to clarify. Current LEST's have said they did not b...

Started Mar 9th, 2015 at 7:48pm by LestApplicant
1 2959 Last Post May 2nd, 2015 at 6:46am
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How far back do they go?
I have a concern about the whole underage sex thing because both were 17 at the time of the event, but separate, but I never asked the age or made sure, all spur of the moment events. The 2 woman, now...

Started Mar 6th, 2015 at 9:18pm by forgetthebollocks
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Automatically DQ?
So I plan on beginning the whole process of becoming a police officer at a later date and  was wondering if I would be either DQ'ed or have a very hard time of being accepted due to the fact that at o...

Started Sep 23rd, 2014 at 5:03pm by guest (Guest)
3 4122 Last Post Oct 8th, 2014 at 8:40pm
By: RetCopInGA
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Should I Let Them Know?
I will try to make this as brief as possible and hopefully, people can understand somewhat where I am coming from. I have two things im concerned about with the hiring process through PD.
I dont ...

Started Apr 30th, 2008 at 10:27pm by Texan126
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By: RetCopInGA
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Polygraph Story
I wanted to share my thoughts on the Polygraph and could not think of a better place to do so. I will start by saying that I am currently twenty years old and am applying to the FHP with the required ...

Started Mar 4th, 2014 at 2:02am by awilliams290290 (Guest)
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LAPD Discussion Forum
LAPD background investigator Ken Roybal, himself a retired LAPD officer, has started a new website, PoliceBackground.net, devoted to the LAPD hiring process. The site sponsors a forum that is hosted h...

Started Jan 17th, 2007 at 1:22pm by George W. Maschke
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Georgia State Representative Brockway
Representative Brockway, is looking into changing the way Polygraphs and VSA are used to hire in the police departments in GA. If you live in GA or just want to see this through. Fill his in box buzz....

Started Dec 11th, 2013 at 5:33am by Donny_N_GA
0 1709 Last Post Dec 11th, 2013 at 5:33am
By: Donny_N_GA
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Police Administrative Aide Interview
Can anyone tell me what I can expect at my interview for Police Administrative Aide at One Police Plaza. I am wondering if I am on my way to being employed.
I have passed the Exam
I have pas...

Started Jul 18th, 2009 at 4:26pm by uptooearly
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By: Civet (Guest)
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Issues with BI for an older applicant?
I'm applying for a few different police agencies right now.  It is still early in the process for me but I am already worried about the background check.
I'm in my mid 30s now and primary concern...

Started Dec 2nd, 2012 at 2:26am by oldapplicant (Guest)
7 11566 Last Post Jan 10th, 2013 at 2:53pm
By: Sergeant1107
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