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i just took and passed the preliminary test to become a C.O. in Texas..it has been a week, does anybody know how long it will take state of tx to do all the background checks, etc., i wonder when i will hear back from them?

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I can't tell you for sure with texas but, here in missouri we were told anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. I was in the academy 4 weeks after my preliminary test. The physical test, an acceptance letter & Institutional orientation fell in that 4 week period also. I just graduated from the Missouri CO Academy & am in OJT as a housing unit Officer. Keep watching your mail box, & answering machine for any responses. Hopefully they'll come for you as quickly as they did for me.

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ive been behind the wall for 3 years now. but when i was in the waiting stage average is months but in philly we need officers that we give rapid responses to applicants good luck you will definitly enjoy it !!

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wow, i have not gone to academy for this, here in texas you dont have to, out of 25 people there for testing, not one had been to an academy, i hear that it is a job with too much overtime, not enough officers, bad conditions , and low pay...what do you officers say, being at the job already? is it as bad as i have read.....there is a really big shortage of C.O.'s here in texas.....

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i feel its all about what you take from it Corrections is a hands on job which counts for 90% of it the other is the academy book smarts .as far as salary it depends on where your station las vegas i believe makes the most according to police beat magazine . but a lot officer tend to pursue sheriff ,police ,university police ,private security but i ve seen some come back for the money the overtime is wonderful one officer drives a bentley lol

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tlove6666 said:

i just took and passed the preliminary test to become a C.O. in Texas..it has been a week, does anybody know how long it will take state of tx to do all the background checks, etc., i wonder when i will hear back from them?

Dont do it get out while you can. I was there for 7 years pm me for more info I will be more then happy to give you all I can about TDCJ.


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my husband took that test in march..and then like 2 months later he got called for the physical and other things and he took the polygraph and other tests last month... now he starts the academy on October 1st. so it can take awhile.. before they call you back.. and this is in Texas.. what city did you take the test at ??

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houston texas

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How bad is the shortage of officers down there, tlove? We are short too in my institution but, we make up for it. Overtime happens but its not an everyday occurance. The pay here isn't all that bad. PM me for more info if you'd like


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MidMOCo said:

How bad is the shortage of officers down there, tlove? We are short too in my institution but, we make up for it. Overtime happens but its not an everyday occurance. The pay here isn't all that bad. PM me for more info if you'd like

I think there is a shortage of correctional officers everywhere and a lot of places are scraping the bottom of the barrel to get officers.....I've been in corrections for going on 10 years with two departments, one at the state level and the other county and both places are/were understaffed. Also I've noticed the quality of officers is going downhill also. I realize that not everyone is cut out for corrections or can be a top notch officer but some of these new folks just don't seem to get it. Nothing against the youngsters on here but I do think alot of it has to do with it being a younger, different generation and their work ethic being different. Just my two cents worth.


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