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When to use a letter of Recommendation?

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 Hello everyone! Names Chris Ward, its nice to meet you all. I am currently applying for a entry-level officer position in Washington State with the King County Sheriff's Office. I was an Explorer for 5 years in my home town in California, and my mentor heard that I was applying and he wrote me a really great letter of recommendation to use for any deparmtent that I am testing for. I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on when I should present the letter? I have to pass a physical test in a few weeks then I get backround, and other paperwork should I inculde the letter then or should I wait for the Oral board? Any thoughts are really appreciated thanks the time. :)


 


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With your application I would think.

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 That's what I was thinking but there really isn't a application that I know of. I took a written test via the National Testing Network which is a Public Service job testing service that many Departments use instead of applications.  Then my score from that and my Physical test are sent to them then I get put on a list for an Oral Board. So I am a little unsure.

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At some point there will be a background investigation.  You would be contacted by the department's employment investigator and they will more than likely give you a packet to complete.  In this packet, other than giving your pertinent information and your "background" of work, any type of negative contact with the police or judicial system (i.e. tickets, arrests, etc. . .) and any other information that they deem necessary and they will ask for references.  Depending on how the application reads, this may be the time to add that letter as this would be your "application" for the department.