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FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Arthur ()
Date: March 08, 2006 09:14PM

I was wondering if anyone knew how competitive the Fairfax County Police is? I'm looking to become a police officer and I want to know how hard it is to get into their department. I looked into other places too, but FCPD looks to be one of the nicer ones. Any help would be nice.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: WashingToneLoc-ian ()
Date: March 08, 2006 09:27PM

Arthur-

You have no idea what you are in for on this board. Wait until the nuts start crawling out of the woodwork. Lord.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: SaMiViMa ()
Date: March 08, 2006 09:50PM

Nasty can of worms getting ready to be opened here. Let the games begin.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Arthur ()
Date: March 08, 2006 10:07PM

Oh, alright. Well haters need not apply. But I am also looking into the police of Arlington, Alexandria, and Prince William (maybe even DC or Baltimore)...if anyone would rather comment on those instead that's fine. It's just that I live in Fairfax County, so I'm looking into them first. Thanks.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: vp55 ()
Date: March 08, 2006 10:33PM

There one of the hardest Departments to get into from what I've heard. My cousin applied with them twice and got denied and he's a Marine. He works as Police Officer in the town of Vienna.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: March 08, 2006 11:11PM

They are balls hard to get into, a full thorough background check, polygraphs, physical requirements to meet, written tests, etc. They don't let just any random fuck in.

try the Ffx sheriff's department, they are a little less stringent.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: JigSAW ()
Date: March 09, 2006 02:59AM

You have to know people to get hired by FFX county. I have a friend who applied with FFX County who was in the Marines for 7 years, a college degree, never done a drug in his life or got into trouble, and he was disqualified. Get to know people in the department before you apply. Very hard department to get into.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: HD ()
Date: March 09, 2006 05:52AM

Go ahead and apply. It is a good depertment. But if you really want to make the money and have a good retirement go to FFX Fire Department. Everyone loves firemen, even the guys who cut the checks. But when you apply have your ducks in a row. when they give you a form to fill out, make a copy and fill that our first. Then copy over the info into the one you are going to turn in. Neat counts. Dress for interviews. Be honest. One lie and you are out. However, if you did something wrong in your wild wonderful youth, just tell them about it. As long as it wasn't a pattern, you will still be considered. Be ready to wait. It takes 4 to 6 months to process, maybe longer. Applicant investigaors are SLOW. Apply to a couple of departments. If they like you, they may speed your app up and tell you to drop the others. Or one of the others may do the same. Good Luck.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: March 09, 2006 06:09AM

I'd recommend becoming a vigilante in the county.

Just go out and catch criminals and solve crimes on your own. If you beat the police to it often enough, they're bound to realize you would be invaluable to them and OFFER you a job.

Make sure you carry the right firepower, and all the other police essentials like a taser and a knightstick. Make sure to use them often.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: just_someguy ()
Date: March 09, 2006 07:00AM

I'm with REston Peace on this one.

You'll need a mystery solving license however.
I'm running a special right now... only $100 and I throw in a giant magniyfing glass.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: March 09, 2006 07:06AM

Echoing what others have posted I have heard it is extremely hard to get in. I know a guy who planned to move to New York City to be a cop there just to build up his resume to apply in Fairfax County... from what he told me that isn't an unusual way to go.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: bizkit ()
Date: March 09, 2006 09:12AM

RESton and someguy are killing me. The only positive is that the Fairfax County budget proposal includes about 40 added positions for the police department, so at least you know they're going to be hiring.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: March 09, 2006 01:13PM

JigSAW Wrote:
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> You have to know people to get hired by FFX
> county. I have a friend who applied with FFX
> County who was in the Marines for 7 years, a
> college degree, never done a drug in his life or
> got into trouble, and he was disqualified. Get to
> know people in the department before you apply.
> Very hard department to get into.


see, he blew it with getting a college degree because being an inexperienced fucking retard with a superiority complex seems to be one of those unsaid requirements. :)


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/10/2006 02:32PM by Gravis.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Fairfax MF-er ()
Date: March 09, 2006 01:24PM

You need to be black, Hispanic and/or female. If you are a white man in your 20s, tough shit. Apply in Farquier where they hate black and Hispanic people.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: MrDoctor ()
Date: March 09, 2006 01:44PM

just_someguy Wrote:
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> I'm with REston Peace on this one.
>
> You'll need a mystery solving license however.
> I'm running a special right now... only $100 and I
> throw in a giant magniyfing glass.


no sherlock holmes pipe? pfft ur rates are wack

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: PaperPusher ()
Date: March 09, 2006 01:47PM

No hating from here unless you do something stupid but I do have a question, what is the internal motivation for one to become a police officer?

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Nik ()
Date: March 09, 2006 01:56PM

RESton Peace
Speaking of tasers:

[Taser Shotgun]

I want one.

----------------
WHERE'S THE BEEF

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Piñata ()
Date: March 09, 2006 04:26PM

PaperPusher Wrote:
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> what is the internal
> motivation for one to become a police officer?


My grandfather once told me that if could do it all over again, he would be a cop, if for no reason other than the stories he'd get out of it. I tell you, after four years on the street and after experiencing a multitude of rediculous retail and paperpushing jobs to compare it to, it would take alot to get me to quit. There's the flexible work hours, good benefits, interesting training, vast numbers of options for advancement and of course, the old cliché "helping people"thing. Then there's that whole brotherhood thing, the working outdoors bit, the possibility of excitment everyday, and just the shear diversity of the job itself. You never know if one day you're coming into work and will end up catching a homicide suspect, if you'll do nothing all day, or if you'll be shot by some maniac who believes anarchy is the only option.

Other than that last part (and of course the cop-haters and doughnut jokes) what is there to dislike about the job?

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: PaperPusher ()
Date: March 09, 2006 04:31PM

you make a good case.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: mad max, JD ()
Date: March 09, 2006 04:58PM

I think that "brotherhood" thing is part of the problem. If Serpico taught me anything, ratting on your fellow officers gets you killed. It may not be that bad in real life, but I'm sure there's plenty of turning a blind eye and stonewalling investigations into officer misconduct.

OK, I haven't seen Serpico, but I think something bad happening to him for turning on his fellow officers is the gist.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: my 2 cents ()
Date: March 09, 2006 07:59PM

(or if you'll be shot by some maniac who believes anarchy is the only option.)

Well if that happened you would have a ton of suspects right here on this board.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: March 10, 2006 02:37PM

mad max, JD Wrote:
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> I think that "brotherhood" thing is part of the
> problem. If Serpico taught me anything, ratting
> on your fellow officers gets you killed. It may
> not be that bad in real life, but I'm sure there's
> plenty of turning a blind eye and stonewalling
> investigations into officer misconduct.

i agree VERY much. i mean, the whole complete deniability bit is intrinsically evil. you dont see sysadmins banding together and swear that production never went down. it's fucking evil i tell you, evil.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: burpgun ()
Date: March 10, 2006 07:57PM

High rates of alcoholism, spousal abuse, divorce, depression, and suicide factor into your decision? How about thankless stress and lack of judicial and public support? I imagine it could get a good man so unbalanced that he might want to shoot the next kid who dines and dashes at the local IHOP, if only given some type of excuse... I forgot that the moonlight security gig is not an option due to shitty pay, somewhere along the line of an 8th grade shop teacher.

Go Border Patrol and at least score some bread and benefits while losing the battle. They'll be hiring...

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: JigSAW ()
Date: March 11, 2006 02:15AM

Piñata hit it on the spot, thats exactly why I want to be a cop someday. I think I would shoot myself if I had to work a 9-5 office job the rest of my life..

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Toby ()
Date: March 11, 2006 08:28AM

This link should answer your questions.........

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/police4a.htm

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: WashingToneLoc-ian ()
Date: March 11, 2006 10:05AM

"Other than that last part (and of course the cop-haters and doughnut jokes) what is there to dislike about the job?"

- Shitty pay
- Getting stuck with needles
- Cuffing stinky-ass whores and vagrants
- Stress
- A thankless society
- Getting shot at
- Going to the same house over and over again and watching the same kids/wives getting smacked around by the same assholes
- Having to hang around with other cops

Need I say more?

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: March 11, 2006 12:03PM

burpgun Wrote:
  I imagine it could get a good man so unbalanced that he might want to shoot the next kid who dines and dashes at the local IHOP, if only given some type of excuse...

that sounds vaguely familiar. :P

JigSAW Wrote:
  I think I would shoot myself if I had to work a 9-5 office job the rest of my life..

not to worry, now you can just shoot kids at IHOP instead!


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: JigSAW ()
Date: March 11, 2006 11:28PM

>
> not to worry, now you can just shoot kids at IHOP
> instead!


lol, ya ya I know, FUCK the police and all that. Just another ignorant uninformed person who hates cops, cry me a river... "rolls eyes"

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Firrat ()
Date: March 12, 2006 09:00PM

As long as your cool...be an officer....Just dont write me any tickets

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: YOURMOM420 ()
Date: March 17, 2006 09:26AM

I just want to say that all cops r pigs, FUCK tha police and any one who wants to be one. cops r fucking faggots and i hate them. Fairfax doesnt need any more dicks in the county we all ready have enough of them. Fuck tha police, fuck, fuck, tha police. Fuck them up there stupid ass's. They all deserve to burn in hell, just wait to the revolution, we will all have r revenge.FUCK EM

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: T ()
Date: March 17, 2006 12:03PM

Wow, Someone hasn't taken their medicine today.............

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: JigSAW ()
Date: March 17, 2006 03:17PM

just wait to the
> revolution, we will all have r revenge.FUCK EM


hahaha, written by a true idiot..Well let me know when you are going to have your revolution against cops, so I know when to come to your funeral:)

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: burpgun ()
Date: March 17, 2006 06:44PM

Spoken by a guy who truly sounds like he has the intelligence to foment a revolution. You're like a modern day Thomas Jefferson. Oh, and "foment" means to 'promote' or 'incite.' Sorry...

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: March 17, 2006 06:46PM

ummmmm

foam mints

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: ECON ()
Date: March 18, 2006 01:10PM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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> They are balls hard to get into, a full thorough
> background check, polygraphs, physical
> requirements to meet, written tests, etc. They
> don't let just any random fuck in.
>
> try the Ffx sheriff's department, they are a
> little less stringent.


Notice how being intelligent or having a strong sense of morality, ethicality, integrity, or values IS NOT on this list

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: ECON ()
Date: March 18, 2006 01:12PM

Gravis Wrote:
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>
>
> see, he blew it with getting a college degree
> because being an inexperienced fucking retard with
> a superiority complex seems to be one of those
> unsaid requirements. :)


Yup Yup hahahah, except for the one cop who pulled my friend over and bragged to us about having a degree from Penn State..when we asked what in, he refused to tell us, and we proceeded to question the need for a college degree to write traffic tickets

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: JigSAW ()
Date: March 18, 2006 10:00PM

ECON Wrote:
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> RESton Peace Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > They are balls hard to get into, a full
> thorough
> > background check, polygraphs, physical
> > requirements to meet, written tests, etc. They
> > don't let just any random fuck in.
> >
> > try the Ffx sheriff's department, they are a
> > little less stringent.
>
>
> Notice how being intelligent or having a strong
> sense of morality, ethicality, integrity, or
> values IS NOT on this list

u are an idiot, how are background checks and a polygraph not related to integrity??? A polygraph is a lie detector test, truthfulness is INTEGRITY! The background investigation is to make sure you are of good CHARACTER and have ethicial standards! You people need to loose this hatred for cops, its retarted!

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: March 19, 2006 07:49AM

Retarted - When something that has lost its tartness is given new tartness.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: March 19, 2006 08:27AM

that is fucking hilarious... or as they say on IRC:

lol   xD


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: Cm ()
Date: March 21, 2006 06:38PM

WashingToneLoc-ian Wrote:
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> - Shitty pay
> - Getting stuck with needles
> - Cuffing stinky-ass whores and vagrants
> - Stress
> - A thankless society
> - Getting shot at
> - Going to the same house over and over again and
> watching the same kids/wives getting smacked
> around by the same assholes
> - Having to hang around with other cops
>
> Need I say more?

Don't forget the ol' "check on the elderly neighbor that hasn't been seen in a while." The concerned neighbor also stated that the hallway smelled like trash for the last two weeks.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: thomas ()
Date: April 30, 2006 01:30PM

I've never had a bad experience with a cop in Fairfax. But I don't go out of my way to do stupid stuff either.

*shit. I went to the wrong police post. whatever.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/30/2006 01:30PM by thomas.

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Re: FC Police, Job Question
Posted by: trbh6 ()
Date: December 23, 2015 06:20PM

those cops are faggots

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