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MarinePSS619  
#1341 Posted : Monday, November 23, 2015 7:10:41 PM(UTC)
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I'm going to FLETC in January, I'm just going to get into FPS by way of the contacts down there. They have an office there and don't mind poaching new grads from the DoD lol


Yeah, good luck with that; it won't happen.

For all you waiting, I understand FPS HR has lost some employees in the last couple of months. I don't know if they will get any help or if work on the 'list' will just stop/slow even more.



Funny you say it won't happen because my co-worker is down there right now, and a guy in his class just started the process with FPS from down at FLETC. No situation is the same for everyone I guess.

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NavyVet85  
#1342 Posted : Friday, December 4, 2015 9:13:57 AM(UTC)
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MarinePSS I don't know who told you that you will be able to get picked up by going over to the FPS building at FLETC (they don't poach new graduates), I wouldn't bank on that as they have no hiring authority and all of it is handled by NPPD HR personnel. I just came back from PSTP down there (I got picked up in May at Belvoir) and its all instructors in that building. I know for sure Region 11 (DC) will only hire through the fairs, I have asked as a few of my co-workers from my prior agency were interested in submitting resumes. I would keep up with the Ft Belvoir employment readiness program page on Facebook, they always post when FPS is coming to do a fair.
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#1343 Posted : Friday, December 4, 2015 9:31:43 AM(UTC)
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So looks like Baltimore here I come! Any guys from that office?


You got Baltimore?! I was put in for Baltimore but when it came time to assign me back in august they offered me Philly which I turned down, said the best they could do for me was DC. I live 15min outside of Baltimore now, I cant wait to transfer when my two years are up!

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dmwing15  
#1344 Posted : Sunday, December 27, 2015 3:36:45 PM(UTC)
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Just met with background investigator. Any idea how long that will take?
Dcpopo  
#1345 Posted : Sunday, December 27, 2015 3:44:33 PM(UTC)
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You got a long way to go my friend, it just depends. My own personal experience was about 13 months, I'm finally starting tnrw. I was selected back in September of 2014
Locoll1121  
#1346 Posted : Monday, December 28, 2015 10:46:54 AM(UTC)
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You got a long way to go my friend, it just depends. My own personal experience was about 13 months, I'm finally starting tnrw. I was selected back in September of 2014



How far in advance did you know your start date? Was it like, "Hey, we're ready for you to start now. Be at FLETC in a week" ?

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#1347 Posted : Monday, December 28, 2015 1:48:09 PM(UTC)
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I had about 5 weeks, I already completed uptp so that helped
thanks 1 user thanked Dcpopo for this useful post.
Locoll1121 on 12/28/2015(UTC)
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#1348 Posted : Thursday, December 31, 2015 6:03:50 AM(UTC)
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It will vary person to person depending on if you have uptp already and the needs to fill slots in class. I got a months notice, my buddy got about 2 weeks when he got his EOD and FLETC date.
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#1349 Posted : Thursday, December 31, 2015 6:06:53 AM(UTC)
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DCpopo clear your inbox
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#1350 Posted : Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:57:58 PM(UTC)
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In box is clear
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#1351 Posted : Thursday, January 7, 2016 11:28:16 AM(UTC)
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Saw a wrecked FPS Tahoe parked at an Ontario Fire Department station in Southern California over the holidays. Spotted it immediately as I exited the freeway, all I could see was a shattered windshield. Did anyone else spot DHS Tahoes on scene at the San Bernardino incident? I'm not insinuating this is related.
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#1352 Posted : Monday, January 11, 2016 7:59:16 AM(UTC)
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I am a current DHS component 1811, went to MBPTP in 2004 and CITP in 2006, etc... During panel interviews for FPS 1811,they said that I would not have any additional training requirement, other than OJT. BUT, I spoke to local region HR person, the other day, and they said I have to go through basic CITP again. This is a pretty big discrepancy. It has always been my understanding that as long as their was no break in service, then your previous CITP training is still valid. Any thoughts on the subject?


its because you took the school so long ago, things change , case study changes. they want you to be on top of new LEO and CI techniques. you went to CITP almost 10 years ago. a lot has changed.
Tcroft13  
#1353 Posted : Monday, January 11, 2016 9:18:36 AM(UTC)
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Everybody, in regards to my previous post about CITP, I got an answer from FLETC and DHS. FLETC reps and DHS reps advised that CITP and many other training programs are just like a college degree. They are good forever upon the successful completion of CITP or other programs.

They did say that agencies can do as they please and require what they want from people they hire within certain guidelines.

Keeping that in mind they also said that generally the rule is that a successful CITP completion is still "valid" as long as the individual has remained in federal law enforcement service and there has not been a break of more than 2 years of that FED LE service at any time during the period of service.

New_Path  
#1354 Posted : Tuesday, January 12, 2016 5:21:54 AM(UTC)
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I was at the Waukegan job fair. Completed the medical they requested in the beginning of October, and it has been silent since then........
Anyone from that job fair further in the process?
dmwing15  
#1355 Posted : Wednesday, February 3, 2016 1:12:29 PM(UTC)
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I just got word I passed everything . Just waiting on a location and a FLETC date!!
Locoll1121  
#1356 Posted : Wednesday, February 3, 2016 2:55:54 PM(UTC)
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congrats dmwing!
dmwing15  
#1357 Posted : Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:06:34 PM(UTC)
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Thanks a lot locoll1121. Have you heard anything ?
Locoll1121  
#1358 Posted : Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:12:57 AM(UTC)
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Waiting to hopefully clear medical. Keep us all posted on your progress!
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#1359 Posted : Saturday, February 13, 2016 4:12:49 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dcpopo Go to Quoted Post
Depends what region your going to, DC (11) is a TS, region I'm headed to(4) is a Secret. Depends where you go


Dcpopo please clear your inbox

Locoll1121  
#1360 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:27:20 PM(UTC)
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I just got word I passed everything . Just waiting on a location and a FLETC date!!


Any updates dwing?
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