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It may take awhile depending on your circumstances and financial situation and as long as you obtain your college degree, that's all it matters but that piece of paper will help your career go a long way. It took me forever to complete my 2-year degree between holding down a full-time job and a family but I did it and it felt good. I've been in your shoes before testing for multiple departments and being told "you pass our minimum requirements but there are more 'exiciting' candidates that we're interested in. Thanks for applying." I asked them what that meant and was told the candidates had either a 4-year or masters degree and I didn't. It sucks but that's life. Keep trying and eventually you'll get there if you want it bad enough. Good luck!   


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Well guys, I finally heard back from the background investigator today. Basically to sum up our conversation, he said that I had a very clean background and that I will have a bright future as a police officer, just not with his department. He said that although I passed the minimum physical requirements, there were others in the application process that had scored much higher on their physical test and that the department would go with those who scored the highest. It was encouraging, however, that he told me that they usually just sent out letters letting people know that they did not make it, but he wanted to personally let me know that as long as I kept conditioning physically and got my physical test score up, he had no doubt I would make it onto a department sooner or later.


So, I guess not terrible news, just not the news I was hoping for. I'm a smaller build guy, 5'9", 148 pounds, and I started conditioning for this about 6 months ago. When I started out I could only do about 10 push ups and 20 sit ups. I'm now up to 33 push ups and 40 sit ups and my 1.5 is at 13 minutes. There are those out there that being muscular and fit comes easy, I wish it were so for me! I've always been a runt. That just means I have to work harder than the rest. On to the next department!!


 


If you don't mind me asking what were the physical requirements and what was the physical test like? I'm a smaller guy myself and I work out usually 3-4 times a week for the past year. I'm not the strongest guy in the gym, but I just try to get better every week. Have my bench press max up to 225lbs and I am 5'11 160lbs, Honestly I just started cardio not long ago and my mile is 8:15 the first week.. 1.5 in 13 minutes doesnt seem that bad, but what were the departments requirements?


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It's been a while now but I will try to remember, I believe the pushups were 25, 29 situps and a 1.5 in 14.30. For starting cardio and already doing a 1.5 that is awesome. Was that treadmill or pavement? That makes a bigger difference than you would think! Good luck!

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I have an Oral Board Interview coming up this week for Mesa PD. I'm pretty nervous, as I am not very good at selling myself, and this is my 3rd oral board interview... But Im just glad that I got another shot! Anyway, good luck with your training and future LE endeavors!!


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Thanks! I have a physical test tomorrow morning with Wickenburg. We shall see!

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Passed the physcal and written, now on to the oral boards!

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Well guys,


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I'm a smaller build guy, 5'9", 148 pounds


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On to the next department!!



You have about 6 inches and about 10-15 pounds on the guy we just hired and is currently on phase two of his FTO program.  Keep on plugging away.  If you want it bad enough, you will get it.

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celica860 says ...



Well guys,


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I'm a smaller build guy, 5'9", 148 pounds


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On to the next department!!



You have about 6 inches and about 10-15 pounds on the guy we just hired and is currently on phase two of his FTO program.  Keep on plugging away.  If you want it bad enough, you will get it.



Thanks SkoolCop! I appreciate the encouragement. This was by far the best physical test I've done as of yet (I get better every month). There were about 20 applicants and I came in 4th overall as far as the physical score goes so that is a vast improvement to my first physical about 10 months ago!

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Passed the physcal and written, now on to the oral boards!



Great job! I'm not certain of the exact number of applicants there were for Mesa this time, but out of the group that I was in I want to say there were at least 50. We lost 14 people in just the sit-ups and push-ups. It made realize how many people really aren't ready for the test physically. I'm glad I prepared. 3 people didn't pass the 1.5 mile run. Anyway, I had my oral board, still waiting to hear. Good luck with yours!


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Very cool, Mesa is not to far from where I am. I hope you get in !

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Very cool, Mesa is not to far from where I am. I hope you get in !



Thanks much!


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Much good fortune to both my friends--Celica860 and MrDew7.

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Much good fortune to both my friends--Celica860 and MrDew7.



Thanks! I appreciate the good wishes!


"I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see..."

"Never give up, NEVER BACK DOWN!"

"I'm a peacock! You gotta let me fly!!"