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Axe-ing Works!

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4m_secret_squir_388_max50

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Posted over 3 years ago

 

For the ones that are actively applying,


I have been cruising around and noticed an answer that is consistent in almost every one's posts. " go and axe "!


I have done alot of things to prep for the process of being hired but one thing has been haunting me. I was unclear whether some bad decisions I made as a juvenile would actually disqualify me from the Florida Highway Patrol. So... I put my suit on and my comfortable "man-shoes" and I went down there to ask. 


The recruiter/ backround investigator was kind, professional, perceptive and I had a great conversation with her. I went down there expecting the worst but hoping for the best and I left that office feeling rejuvinated and encouraged. 


My question was answered and I'm not dead!


To all that are not sure of something...seriously go and ask. It won't kill anyone, I promise. 

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But hannah, axeing in person is MUCH more harder than axeing the same question 1,000's of others have axed on policelink.


 


 


BUMP!!! Hopefully some prospective hires read your post and get a little insight. Good luck in your endeavors!


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And I was beginning to think our advice was falling on deaf (or plugged?) ears!


To the OP- Thank you for sharing! This may be one of the most important and informative threads ever posted on here!


And because you have demonstrated a willingness not only to heed the advice offered, but the ability to follow through on it as well, I vote you get a free pass on a "homework" question.  Well done grasshopper....

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I welcome your post. Members come on here time and time again with the same question. I always thought why not research on your own. Good point contact the agency and axe if something is questionable. Best to you.

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By doing it your way hannah you not only got the current correct information for the agency you are interested in you also got an oportunity to make a good impressioin.  WOW what a concept!!!!!  Good Luck in your efforts.

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Presenting yourself!  A courageous and respectable way to discover if your local agency might consider you as a suitable candidate! 

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Kudos dear, best of luck and were those big man shoes or little ones?  You win the daily double...

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Great Job, Hannah!!! Best wishes on fulfilling your dreams!!


Hey, UncleDennis. Looks like someone took your advise. Next thing ya know, they'll be at an ice cream parlor with Butter Brickle Ice Cream (bwahahahahahahaha)


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Great Job, Hannah!!! Best wishes on fulfilling your dreams!!


Hey, UncleDennis. Looks like someone took your advise. Next thing ya know, they'll be at an ice cream parlor with Butter Brickle Ice Cream (bwahahahahahahaha)



Well played...lol

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Great job. 

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The real question is; do you prefer a single bit or double bit?


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csiguy says ...



Kudos dear, best of luck and were those big man shoes or little ones?  You win the daily double...


They were no cute fashion statement so I like to call them my man-shoes. They said, "I mean business"  ...and I will be able to comfortably take the tour those 'nice looking' instructors give everybody ( if I get in ).


 


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Thank you for the advice from everyone who has ever told someone to go and ask, and thank you for the encouragement.


DFrost, what is single bit or double bit?

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HannahClai says ...



Thank you for the advice from everyone who has ever told someone to go and ask, and thank you for the encouragement.


DFrost, what is single bit or double bit?


 


 


Axe --- single edged is a single bit, double edged is a double bit. A joke loses it's humor when it has to be explained.


 


 



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DFrost says ...



HannahClai says ...



Thank you for the advice from everyone who has ever told someone to go and ask, and thank you for the encouragement.


DFrost, what is single bit or double bit?


 


 


Axe --- single edged is a single bit, double edged is a double bit. A joke loses it's humor when it has to be explained.


lol...woops


 


 


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Bump to the OP!  My God, someone finally listened!! 

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My guess is that a lot of folks have been listening all along.  They simply read the good advice here, then go ahead and contact their local agencies.  


A great idea this OP chose to report back!

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Reporting directly to the agency to ask questions regarding their requirements is a prudent idea.  One can gain a tremendous amount of very useful information from visiting an agency, information that will make you stand out from most any other candidate.  Imagine, walking into your oral intervew for the Westville PD (made that name up) and at the end of your oral interview, when they ask you if there's anything you'd like to add, you answer something like this.


"I've spent time with a number of agencies and chose to apply here for a number of reasons, not the least of which is this agency's mission statement."  Recite at least a portion of the mission statement and... "I'm eager to work with an agency that has this type of forward purpose."


There are other very important things you should know about the oral board and the agency.


Yours,


Chief Russ 


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MH557 says ...



And I was beginning to think our advice was falling on deaf (or plugged?) ears!


To the OP- Thank you for sharing! This may be one of the most important and informative threads ever posted on here!


And because you have demonstrated a willingness not only to heed the advice offered, but the ability to follow through on it as well, I vote you get a free pass on a "homework" question.  Well done grasshopper....



Big bump to this.   Great job, and good luck, I hope you reach your goals.

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Thanks for the advice and link Chief. I really have been exploring their website and studying the class that is at their academy right now. I found their code of ethics while I was going through their policies and am guessing that they may want it to be memorized. Their policies and mission statement for each troop HQ is pretty much answering any questions I may have. There is just one thing I was wondering about; why are there state troopers at football games?


I've been invited back to one of three different testing sites scheduled in November. That letter really gave me something to look forward to. I'm guessing that the oral interview won't be too far off after I pass...I am determined to pass   I will definitely check out the link you gave me, I really appreciate that. :)

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Good luck on your upcoming tests and great job at being forward. I haven't been hired yet, but I have made it far in a few processes. I believe being professional and asking sound questions has been a key in my ability to get as far as I have. However, I will say I haven't found the magical answer to sealing the deal and getting the offer quite yet.


Keep working hard.

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HannahClai says ...



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 There is just one thing I was wondering about; why are there state troopers at football games?


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They are big football fans or maybe the Govenor is there.  LOL  Seriously?  Security detail.  People fight at football games.  And it's not just troopers doing security there.


Good luck to you!  Great job on seeking out the answers.



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Haha thanks. I guess it's because I could understand city police being there for stuff like that, but a highway trooper just didn't make sense to me.

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BUMP THIS THREAD!!!

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HannahClai says ...



Haha thanks. I guess it's because I could understand city police being there for stuff like that, but a highway trooper just didn't make sense to me.



Highway patrol get to have all the fun detail. City cops are stuck on the street working....If a fight broke out, we'd get our invitation.