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Old 12-15-2012, 13:44   #1
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Sgt's Test for Selection.

Today, I received three of the five study books for the upcoming Sgt's test. If I score a 70% or higher, I move to the oral board. Then, possibly the interview with the Sheriff and Undersheriff.

The books are all full-size text books. The test will be the Stanard National First Line Supervisor Test. The written test is January 31.

I feel like I'm in school, again, complete with a book that's been pre-highlighted

If anyone has any tips or advice, pray tell.
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Old 12-15-2012, 13:55   #2
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Old 12-15-2012, 14:08   #3
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Old 12-15-2012, 18:23   #5
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Old 12-15-2012, 19:58   #6
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Get drunk, high and drive around. When a trooper pulls you over, advise him that you're infinitely more knowledgable than him and that he "is a fag".

Consistently do the least amount of work as possible.

Go back into the jail to hit on female staff and sleep ten hours a shift.

Be involved in at least one domestic disturbance a year.

When your son is pulled over and he's so drunk he can barely function. Show up to the traffic stop and demand professional courtesy.

Whoops, said that out loud.


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Old 12-15-2012, 21:19   #7
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Get drunk, high and drive around. When a trooper pulls you over, advise him that you're infinitely more knowledgable than him and that he "is a fag".

Consistently do the least amount of work as possible.

Go back into the jail to hit on female staff and sleep ten hours a shift.

Be involved in at least one domestic disturbance a year.

When your son is pulled over and he's so drunk he can barely function. Show up to the traffic stop and demand professional courtesy.

Whoops, said that out loud.


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You're thinking of the Chief's exam...
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Old 12-15-2012, 23:35   #8
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DOONNNTT DDDDOOOOO IIIITTTTTT..........

God. The pain. The headaches. The butthurt from all that study. I still wake up with the sweats thinking about my assessment centres and exams. 3 years from start to finish before I got a promotion and I was a lucky one. It can take up to 6 years from the day you start your first exam here.

Seriously. Good luck.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:54   #9
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This time last year I was doing the same thing. Read all of the textbooks that were ungodly boring. I think there were seven in all.

I scored a 76 on the written and did well enough on the oral to place at 15th out of 20.

Most guys with twenty years plus are at the bottom of the list with me. They promoted two guys with six years on that never did anything but patrol and didn't really have that mastered well yet. Granted, these guys are smart, but not super cops.

The next guys that will get promoted are also six year guys. One I trained. I can't wait til he is my boss.

I thought I would have it but the list will likely expire with me on it.

One guy that did get promoted read a book called "One minute manager". He thinks that it helped him with the oral a lot.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:57   #10
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Be sure to put on your resume that you were a MMA fighter before getting into law enforcement.

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Old 12-16-2012, 13:10   #11
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Old 12-16-2012, 17:31   #12
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I put in for the rank we have below sgt and didn't get it.

I'm good for now.
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Old 12-16-2012, 17:43   #13
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Not sure how things are at your PD - but once you get sergeant at my PD....you get very little street time.

I think it's good to take those tests, see what they are about and get some experience. Don't make yourself crazy though to make sure you get number 1 on the list.

I have more respect for supervisors who have had a few years on the street and got their hands dirty. Have some fun while you are still young getting in your foot pursuits and locking up dirtbags every day. You got the whole rest of your career....once you start getting old you will be sick of the nonsense and know it's time to start pushing paper.
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Old 12-16-2012, 17:59   #14
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Our Sgts are 98% patrol. They do get stuck with some of the inventory/certification stuff, but they are on the street more than they're in the office; including doing reports from what they did on the street. They take calls and make their own cases. Hell, a lot of the time, it's just the Sgt and one other guy (or just two guys, one is the Sgt-fill-in).

Most shifts run themselves with a couple of individuals who need their hand held. Each Deputy is responsible for their own actions. Sgt's pretty much pull rank on tie votes (or completley override), worry about information dissimination, handle first reponses to discipline and complaints, make the schedule, decide when to call the Sheriff/Detectives/SRT, and similar administrative tasks.

I'm off to a good start, one of the other guys trying out has already been telling people he refuses to work under me, if I get it. The best part, he also refuses to work under another guy (the one who has been the fill-in for the past three years). I don't disagree with him, but it is funny. The best part, he said he know I can do the job, he just doesn't like how little time I have on; he doens't think the other guy can do the job.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:37   #15
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[QUOTE=Sharky7;19742694]Not sure how things are at your PD - but once you get sergeant at my PD....you get very little street time.
QUOTE]

Yeap. I drink coffee and watch the little people do the real work.

Aaaah the power.
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