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    Background question

    For my first question. I went through the hiring process for Sheriff Custodial fairly quickly. I applied, Panel interviewed, tested, pre-background, then was called to pick-up my big packet. All this happened within two months. I turned my packet in on July 23rd. That was 12 weeks ago. Although I havent got the dreaded 'thankyou' letter. When is it ok to try to contact someone about the status? About six weeks ago I decided to do California Correction as well. I scored very high and already turning in my background packet. Thanks

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    This is a matter of opinion. I feel that 12 weeks is more than enough time to contact them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    This is a matter of opinion. I feel that 12 weeks is more than enough time to contact them.

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    What about 9 weeks?

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    I started my hiring process in July, was called back in August to do the polygraph in Sept. and had my physical and psych on October 2nd and was called on the 3rd and told that I could start as soon as i wanted. I would have gone quicker but I live in Florida and the job is in Texas.

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    Another backgroun question (SacPD)

    Anyone know what the credit check in the background investigation is meant to uncover? I'm in 50k debt from school and am wondering if that will affect my chances of being cleared.

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    I would think that a good credit score and payment history offset by a good debt to income ratio would help there. The background check into that is usually done to assess the candidates likelyhood of being corrupt in order to meet the bills.
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    I don't think they consider school as bad debt. (As long as you are making your payments)

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    i agree with all you guys about 8-12 wks. just be very consistent to show them that you are very interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    I don't think they consider school as bad debt. (As long as you are making your payments)
    Probably as long as u are making payments, and u have a degree to show for it.
    It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    I don't think they consider school as bad debt. (As long as you are making your payments)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    Please remember people ASK-A-COP is a place where verified LEO's answer questions. Non Verified members are permitted to make comments but not answer questions
    Sorry I did notice that after the fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    Sorry I did notice that after the fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scribz718 View Post
    Anyone know what the credit check in the background investigation is meant to uncover? I'm in 50k debt from school and am wondering if that will affect my chances of being cleared.
    I would not worry about student loans as long as you are up to date. The credit check is to see if you are responsible and pay your bills. Trust me I had a ton of credit card debit when I was hired. I was not behind on anything so it did not hurt me.
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