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Jun 16th, 2004 at 4:17pm
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Has anybody been through the FHP application process and have any insight for me.  Thank you in advance.
  
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Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2004 at 9:10am
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The FHP a cool agency if you make it.  First of all I would like to congratulate you on the fact that they did not lose your application, I have seen and heard of this many times with this agency, so if you donít hear from them in say about 3 months, they lost it.  The process is straight forward it is mostly a waiting game, I am not sure if you are familiar with any of the State of Florida hiring process, but to sum it up, they are in no hurry to process anything it is a big long waiting game.  It starts with a letter say they got your application and want you to take an FCJ-BAT (Florida Criminal Justice and Basic Abilities Test) exam and a P.A.T test. (Physical Abilities Test).  Based on where you live your testing site may vary, I think they have them in Tallahassee, Orlando and Miami.  The FCJ-BAT test is a written test it is very easy, if you have a high school diploma and maybe some college you will do fine, I received a 97% on mine.  Next up your P.A.T. test this test will be on the same day you take youíre written.  It includes some running, jumping hurdles, crawling under pipes, dragging a 125-pound dummy 50 feet, back through the course and some dry firing and youíre done.  You have 6 min and 40 seconds I believe to finish it.  Not a hard test, I think I got somewhere around 4 min and 30 sec.  After that you will get another letter this one will tell you your results and let you know it is time for the Polygraph.  Again where you take it depends on where you live.  The poly is straight forward you get a novel to fill out, listen to the tape player they give you and follow all the directions to the letter (donít turn a page unless the tape tells you to); when youíre done you will go over it with your polygraph examiner.  Then the test.  One important note they WILL try to give you a pen, be sure you give them this pen back at the end of the test, they will try every method to see that you have this pen on you, MAKE SURE YOU GIVE IT BACK, if you do not give it back you will fail the exam no matter what your results are.  The poly wasnít to bad I think the whole thing lasted about 3 hours.  Basic questions like your alcohol use, drug use, sex with minors, are you lying to them, driving record, associated with anti-government organizations, employer theft and so on.  They ask about 10 questions with a 30 sec pause between then ask them again.  After that you have a Shrink test, then medical some Background and off to the academy you go.  The academy lasts about 6 months if you are a Basic Recruit.  You have to live in the dorms at the Tallahassee Training center.  That about sums it up. however if you want my option, I would apply for the FDOT a better organization with the same pay.  Good LuckÖ
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 25th, 2009 at 10:53pm
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Does anyone know how long the initial testing will take?  The letter I recieved instructs to show up at 6 am and advises to leave the entire day open for the testing to conclude, but states no cut off time.  Could it go past 5 pm?  And if the initial testing is so simple and the physical to quick, why would it take so long?
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 20th, 2009 at 3:39pm
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I think they just want you to not have to request to go first because you have to be somewhere later.  You might have to wait in line for the PAT and go in groups for the CJBAT.  My husband is going to take his at the FHP Training academy. Our problem has been that the address they gave us in the letter doesn't show up in mapquest or google, so he is a little shaky on where to go.
  
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Reply #4 - May 20th, 2012 at 12:51am
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Thank you. I appeared for PAT test. After FHP headquarter/main office we derected to the colleger for PAT test( running... firing). After the end of the firing I got back home. My question is : Did I mised anything after that, was there any other activities after completing this event?

Please anyone, answer this question for me.

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Reply #5 - Oct 2nd, 2012 at 1:10am
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Hello all, i have a few questions.... I just recieved my letter to start testing, where or how can i start preparing for the written and physical exam? Also for those who have been through the academy im going in it with my bestfriend how can we do to be roomates or you cannot pick them? Also how is it like while in the academy? Thank you all
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 2nd, 2012 at 9:44am
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You may find excellent answers to your questions at this website.  It is a law enforcement forum and there are areas on this site you can ask questions and get answers from law enforcement persons.  Good luck,




http://community.policeone.com/forum.php?s=b654b9deb1e9ea0218418d9ca402c205
  
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Re: Florida Highway Patrol
Reply #7 - Oct 6th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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I told them I have multiple  tattoos .. N have gauges n high school my ears aren't closed but they are not big .. The recruiter  told me to wear long sleeve during the pat .. I don't want to go through the whole prices if they going to disqualify  anyway .. I am a cj major  .. Received my AS n 2010 n 4 classes from my BA and Cj
  
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Re: Florida Highway Patrol
Reply #8 - Oct 7th, 2014 at 4:50am
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Addie,

Just tell them that your dream is to do undercover work.  Cool
  
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Reply #9 - Feb 12th, 2016 at 12:13am
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How long after the orientation till you hear back from the FHP 1 day 2 day a week etc.. ? Anyone know. Ty
  
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Reply #10 - Feb 12th, 2016 at 12:14am
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How long after the orientation till you hear back from the FHP 1 day 2 day a week etc.. ? Anyone know. Ty
  
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Re: Florida Highway Patrol
Reply #11 - Jan 6th, 2017 at 6:49am
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Hey I was wondering if anyone could let me know how difficult the written test is for Florida highway patrol and what it consists of? Thank you
  
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Re: Florida Highway Patrol
Reply #12 - Jan 17th, 2017 at 3:44pm
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Ex Member wrote on Oct 7th, 2014 at 4:50am:
Addie,

Just tell them that your dream is to do undercover work.† Cool

...or to stand guard at a roadside rest area or welcome center along the Interstates there!† (which they began to do after there was a wave several years ago of foreign tourists being attacked at rest areas throughout the Sunshine State. Grin†† Grin
  

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and Office of Personnel drowns in the Potomac?† †A great beginning!

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