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    Question Tips for Applying for CPS/What to Practice

    So I am applying to the CPS this summer/fall, and I have a few questions about the application process. I have collected all the references and everything required for the paperwork; but I am concerned that I need to practice for the panel interview. I am wondering if anyone on here has any sites or documents I could use to prepare. Perhaps TrafficCop would like to weigh in.

    Any help would be great, seeing as this is a career that I have been working towards for some time now.

    PM me if you have any good people to talk to or have specific info.

    Jory
    Originally posted by speedog
    So more beyond armchair activism at work again?

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    Just make sure you're 100% honest and really think through your answers during the panel. My friend went through it a couple of years ago and it was the most stressful week of his life.

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    have you ever done drugs ?
    Do you drink?
    Have you done anything bad ? ( driving and HHR counts ) jk
    They will find everything out about you...be honest!!
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    Public Forums - Law Enforcement Applicants FAQ - Calgary Police Service, lots of reading but also lots of great info from successful applicants.

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    I actually sit on some of the recruit panels. pm me

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    Just remember-it's not a lie if you believe it.
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    Default Re: Tips for Applying for CPS/What to Practice

    Originally posted by MalibuStacy
    So I am applying to the CPS this summer/fall, and I have a few questions about the application process. I have collected all the references and everything required for the paperwork; but I am concerned that I need to practice for the panel interview. I am wondering if anyone on here has any sites or documents I could use to prepare. Perhaps TrafficCop would like to weigh in.

    Any help would be great, seeing as this is a career that I have been working towards for some time now.

    PM me if you have any good people to talk to or have specific info.

    Jory
    I went to a recruiting information session last year and I'm pretty sure that the officer leading the session said they hold practice classes for the interview. If I were to apply, that would be the hardest part for sure.

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    Traffic_Cop pm'd
    Originally posted by speedog
    So more beyond armchair activism at work again?

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    If anyone else is considering applying just post a question or PM me. I also recommend this video for the interview.


    http://youtu.be/ZlHuVh5mp_M

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    Apply for traffic and give tickets to double parking cabs.
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    Originally posted by Traffic_Cop
    If anyone else is considering applying just post a question or PM me. I also recommend this video for the interview.


    http://youtu.be/ZlHuVh5mp_M
    I watched this video just now. How did I manage to pass the interview?!?! Very well done.

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    Recommend a good refresh of English and Grammar skills. Typing reports and making phone calls will become 1/4 of your shift.

    Your reports have to be extremely clear and precise (personal member notes dont).

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    I see that it is recommended for responses to be in the 6-8 minute range for each question. If you have an applicant that tends not to have much fluff in what they say in person and comes up with a 3-4 minute example yet still covers all points with the STAR format, would you see that as acceptable?
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    From the three cops I've spoken with in the last year, you should practice your British accent.

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    look and ACT the part
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    Um trafficcop, couple questions.

    Let's just say I decided to try to become a cop...are any criminal records a no go? Arrest records? Is it true that you can't have done drugs for three years?
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    From the CPS application form. Doesn't say anything specific to drugs, but I assume drugs would fall under 'criminal activity'.


    REQUIREMENTS

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
    Canadian citizen, landed immigrant status or permanent resident status (living in Canada or the United States for three years).
    At least 18 years of age.
    Class 5 Driver's license (non GDL) with no more than five demerit points.
    Meet medical/health and fitness standards. Medical requirements self-assessment
    No unpardoned criminal convictions.
    No criminal charges pending before the courts.
    No criminal activity within the last three years both detected and undetected.
    Strong credit rating.
    One year clear of discharge date from a bankruptcy.
    Please note that these requirements are a prerequisite and you must meet them to apply. Also, remember that having the minimum requirements allow you to apply, but does not necessary mean you will be successful in our competitive hiring process.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    Minimum of two years post-secondary education and/or consistent employment history.
    Volunteer experience in the community.
    Work experience involving a position of responsibility and trust.
    Duties that involve significant interaction with the public.
    Applied knowledge of computers, including but not limited to, MS Windows, Word, Outlook, etc., and basic typing skills

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    Originally posted by se7en
    Um trafficcop, couple questions.

    Let's just say I decided to try to become a cop...are any criminal records a no go? Arrest records? Is it true that you can't have done drugs for three years?
    No criminal records except where a pardon has been granted. As for drugs, arrests records etc, look at the PDF disclosure portion on the recruiting web site. You are also required to be 3 years clear of any criminal activity detected or undetected.

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    Originally posted by se7en
    I bet the po-lice person was mad because your exhaust tip reminded him of his wife's you know what. The only reason someone would want a job like that is for reasons only known to my junk email folder. (enlargement, mail order brides, etc)

    Why not just be a fireman? Everyone appreciates them. Oh yeah, you dont get to be a douce(yup, i mean douce, as in poop) all the time


    All just my opinion of course!
    I think the law enforcement community would be better off without you or those who think this way. You're right: be a firefighter..
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