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I passed every aspect of the hiring process 8 yrs ago to become a police officer.  I am of sound body and mind, with no anger issues and get along with anybody I meet.  I found that I failed the phyc test ? I was heart broken and sarted a career in corprate security management. 


Though I am successfull, being a cop is what I am made for, still all i think about.  My question.... If i failed a phyc test 8yrs ago, can I test with the same academy or will they automaticaly dissmess me? Hence do they think once a phyco always always a phyco!!?? And do I have to tell them I failed previously?  Any help would greatly appreciated.  Thank you

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Failing a Psych test does not ban you from Law Enforcement. I failed one a very long time ago, and was told by that agency to try back in 6 months. I hired in with a different agency a few years later.


Give it another shot. Worse thing that could happen is you fail again.


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I appreciate the response.  Do you know if I have to tell the phyc dr that I previously failed one?  I would imagine that would  cloud his judgement in passing or failing?

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I passed every aspect of the hiring process 8 yrs ago to become a police officer.  I am of sound body and mind, with no anger issues and get along with anybody I meet.  I found that I failed the phyc test ? I was heart broken and sarted a career in corprate security management. 


Though I am successfull, being a cop is what I am made for, still all i think about.  My question.... If i failed a phyc test 8yrs ago, can I test with the same academy or will they automaticaly dissmess me? Hence do they think once a phyco always always a phyco!!?? And do I have to tell them I failed previously?  Any help would greatly appreciated.  Thank you



"Failing" the psych evaluation is similar to failing a written/physical exam. Its simply one tool used to determine your suitability with a particular agency/department at that time. Your results on a psych exam can be improved upon just like any other test. Maybe you were struggling with maturity issues, view of the world or yourself, etc at the time of the first exam? You don't have to tell an agency you previously "failed" anymore than you would have to reveal a poor written/physical score. I too was DQ'd years ago for a psyche result. I tested with the same agency again a year later and was hired without issue. 

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Thank you for the advice guys that really helps.......Be safe out there...god bless

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I always thought most of us in law enforcement was a little left of center. Go ahead and attempt it again.

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 A lot can change in 8 years. Try again. The joke I like to tell about passing my psych evaluation is that the only way I did was because I paid in cash in the early part of May and went to a shrink with kids.


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UnkaD, I'd say to work in a uniformed capacity you're REQUIRED to be a little nuts. 

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pSych, SSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!


Put the S in there, you are killing my OCD, guy!!!!!!!!!!

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my background is in psyc, (yep, got a BA) and I've been told not to take our test because I've been a LEO to long and will fail it ! LOL


PS thanks TreeHugger, it was driving me around the bend too ! LOL

 


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Oddly enough I never had an issue. I think one must be a bit OCD in this line of work or perhaps I have confused OCD with anal retentive? (tick tick click click boom)

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Oddly enough I never had an issue. I think one must be a bit OCD in this line of work or perhaps I have confused OCD with anal retentive? (tick tick click click boom)

Wait, you mean to tell me there's a difference between the two?


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Call me what you want, it was driving me nuts!!

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OCD, anal retentive, fastidious. It's all the same to me.


I was enjoying the subtlety of TreeHugger's original pun, but now he's beaten it to marzipan.


 




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OCD, anal retentive, fastidious. It's all the same to me.


I was enjoying the subtlety of TreeHugger's original pun, but now he's beaten it to marzipan


Nothing I do or say is ever intended to be subtle. And if I fill 6 pages of mindless rants about a missing "S" that will still not be as annoying as your presence on this site.


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Gee--some people just can't take a compliment. (shrug)


P.S. I guarantee that you only just encouraged me to post more often. <-- Classic passive aggressive response, btw.




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Gee--some people just can't take a compliment. (shrug)


P.S. I guarantee that you only just encouraged me to post more often. <-- Classic passive aggressive response, btw.



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Maybe the OP needs to bone up on his algae identification, after all phycology is the study of algae, though why they tested him on that is beyond me, perhaps for some sort of marine wildlife officer position.  If he means psychology then the shorty answer is answer is 'no'

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Maybe the OP needs to bone up on his algae identification, after all phycology is the study of algae, though why they tested him on that is beyond me, perhaps for some sort of marine wildlife officer position.  If he means psychology then the shorty answer is answer is 'no'



Maybe the identification of algae is enough to cause someone to have a need for Psychological testing? Not my cup of tea...

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Oddly enough I never had an issue. I think one must be a bit OCD in this line of work or perhaps I have confused OCD with anal retentive? (tick tick click click boom)

OCD does seem pretty prevalent among LEO's. I don't have OCD though, I have CDO. Its like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they're supposed to be...

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pSych, SSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!


Put the S in there, you are killing my OCD, guy!!!!!!!!!!



Thanks for the spell check!!  Maybe thats why I failed the psssssych test ??  Atleast now I know why I am crazy...I can't spell for....

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To all the rest of you that responed, thank you for your kind advice, it really helps. 


 


To treehugger, I will always second guess my spell check and have ocd spelling issues now, thank you!!!

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Hey, man, you should see my post.


I have tested 4 agencies and failed all of them! I aced my written and fitness test, during Dec in freezing Seattle, we tested outdoor for 1.5 miles and I ran 8'22", for 300m I ran 42" with plain shoes, no spikes.


The 2nd day I took those silly MMPI and PAI thousands psych questions, it took me about 5 hours to complete. 2 weeks later, I got a letter that I failed the psych test.


 


3 weeks ago, I tested in Alaska, I aced again on written and fitness, pass the initial interview, then it took me 8 hrs to finish about 1500 silly psych questions including a 12 mins Wanderlic test. The test was designed as continuous so there were no time to break for lunch. I flew 6 hrs from CA to AK just to chase my dream , and finally my dream was annihilated by a sherider.


I don't know why these people think I'm not a good fit for a COP? I have a healthy mental and no police records, no drug use, no pull over, total normal guy with good judgment.


 


My point is, there must be some hidden criterion and real meaning behind those silly questions, and the PD and Psycho doctor have it, we just don't know about it. If someone really can find the hidden formula behind it, you can pass this step.


 


I have a statistics that 40%-60% failed applicant fell on this step and only about 10% people can pass it every time.


 


 


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I passed every aspect of the hiring process 8 yrs ago to become a police officer.  I am of sound body and mind, with no anger issues and get along with anybody I meet.  I found that I failed the phyc test ? I was heart broken and sarted a career in corprate security management. 


Though I am successfull, being a cop is what I am made for, still all i think about.  My question.... If i failed a phyc test 8yrs ago, can I test with the same academy or will they automaticaly dissmess me? Hence do they think once a phyco always always a phyco!!?? And do I have to tell them I failed previously?  Any help would greatly appreciated.  Thank you



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So, my friend, are you currently hired as a real cop or a corporate security?


Did u finally work as a cop?


If that is your dream, never give it up. If a dream is not a impractical one like wants to be a president, you can reach it somehow later, stick on it.


 


If you become a real cop, you can gradually chase your ICE, FBI, NSA, CIA, secret service dream.


 


The real dream never comes easily...


 


 


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I passed every aspect of the hiring process 8 yrs ago to become a police officer.  I am of sound body and mind, with no anger issues and get along with anybody I meet.  I found that I failed the phyc test ? I was heart broken and sarted a career in corprate security management. 


Though I am successfull, being a cop is what I am made for, still all i think about.  My question.... If i failed a phyc test 8yrs ago, can I test with the same academy or will they automaticaly dissmess me? Hence do they think once a phyco always always a phyco!!?? And do I have to tell them I failed previously?  Any help would greatly appreciated.  Thank you



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A psycology test is a test you would take in college.  Do you mean psycologial examination?


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A psycology test is a test you would take in college.  Do you mean psycologial examination?



HUMM..................makes you wonder???   I failed a test once (I think - been so long ago) and it still haunts me (I think - been soo long since I had to think about it)...I'll go back to my nap now. 


It is what it is.............and.........these things too shall pass.