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Does anyone know how long the hiring process for a sworn leo takes? I had someone tell me it takes 6 months, is this correct information?

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hmanley0612 says ...



Does anyone know how long the hiring process for a sworn leo takes? I had someone tell me it takes 6 months, is this correct information?



Depends on the department and various of other factors.


You could call and get an average time frame, I've heard 6 months before but one of my old instructors put an application in and did the whole hiring process and didn't hear back from the department for 3 years.


Cell phones are wonderful tools, make a quick call during business hours for their main office.

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ok thanks

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It varies.

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hmanley0612 says ...



Does anyone know how long the hiring process for a sworn leo takes? I had someone tell me it takes 6 months, is this correct information?



Depends on the department and various of other factors.


You could call and get an average time frame, I've heard 6 months before but one of my old instructors put an application in and did the whole hiring process and didn't hear back from the department for 3 years.


Cell phones are wonderful tools, make a quick call during business hours for their main office.



Yup, what she said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

(My hiring proces was about 3 months from application to being sworn in)


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It takes as long as it takes.  In my current job I took the civil service test and a year and a half later I got a call.  From the time I got the call to see if I was still interested till I was hired was about three weeks.

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It depends on the assets of the department for background, testing, etc.   Border Patrol is an average of 18 months,  Customs and Border Protection 1 year.  When I worked for a city it took 6 months.  So it varies everywhere.

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Like the others have said it varies from department to department.  Alot of times it will vary on the size of the department,  it took me 3 days to get sworn in at my first Corrections job but the size of the department was 35 officers.  At our Sheriffs department it usually take about a week to get sworn in but again the office is very small only employing around 6 sworn officers.  At larger departments that actually do a full on background report and polygraph and medical test it could take anywhere from 3 months to 2 years.  My best advice for you is don't  put all your eggs in one basket, don't quit your current job thinking your gonna go to work tomorrow for the PD or SO, be patient and keep the faith. Good luck!

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Took me from date of application turned in to hire date, 4 months

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Can you stand to hear / read it one more time?  It varies!!!!!  I have seen as fast as 5-6 months and have experienced over one year.  Among other factors, it depends on the department and how extensive your background is.  The whole process is a "HURRY UP and WAIT" proposition.  You hurry up to meet the deadline(s) that the department / background investigator gives you to obtain and complete and return documentation as requested and then you wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and repeat.  Because of the economic climate and an overabundance of applicants for the amount of available positions, you may be waiting a long time.  Do not let this upset you or discourage you from continuing your quest.  It is just the way it is.  I went through the same thing in the late 80's and early 90's.  Keep trying and with any luck, you might just become one of the lucky few to be selected.

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Thanks for the info everyone!

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Good luck...

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Just depends. Any where from 1  year to 3. Stay strong, you can do it.


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When I was hired in 1972 we filled out a two page application. No test. No physical. Polygraph, credit check and psyc test. A few phone calls on your background and a 15 minute oral board. Two weeks and then sworn in. No academy. Rode with another officer two weeks and you are the man/woman. Very few cops had any education beyond high school. The simple days.

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 mine took 4.5 months. it seemed like a lifetime to me, but I guess it was much faster than normal for the department