OPP Applicant Updates Thread

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby Badger9518 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:18 am

matty wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:28 pm
Badger9518 wrote:
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Hey guys, hope everyone’s doing well in their process. Has anyone just recently applied specifically in November and has been emailed to come in for for their PBQ/LFI? I’ve been assigned my file # just wondering how long does it usually take for OPP to send out an invite
Hey Badger, I applied in November. Check out my signature.
Hey Matty, wow you got it that quick! Guess I’d just have to keep waiting. Good luck on the rest of the process

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby pjm3586 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:18 am

Hello all,

I am a Canadian citizen currently serving as a Constable in the UK.

I plan to apply for the OPP as soon as I get my credential assessment back.

Can anyone give me an insight into the PBQ and LFI?

Also, I can swap my UK driving licence for a UK one however do not want to do this until I move permanently.

I am heading to Ontario to complete ATS testing and not pinning all my hopes on the OPP. As I have no ties/commitments to any particular area in Ontario I am willing to locate to any detachment required, would this make me a more 'attractive' applicant or does it not matter?

Any comments/tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby SElizabeth84 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:35 am

I wish I could help pjm3586! I don’t feel I have a lot of insight into the process as of yet.

Anyone else waiting to hear back from OPP? Still nothing from my LFI on Dec. 11th with a weekend in between. If I don’t make the cut I just gotta keep improving myself, I know.

I was practicing the PREP at Mohawk last Saturday and heard there is big news coming out about the OACP selection process. I wonder what role ATS will play? Check the link: https://twitter.com/policefit/status/12 ... 3619879937

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby Timmus97 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:10 am

SElizabeth84 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:35 am
I wish I could help pjm3586! I don’t feel I have a lot of insight into the process as of yet.

Anyone else waiting to hear back from OPP? Still nothing from my LFI on Dec. 11th with a weekend in between. If I don’t make the cut I just gotta keep improving myself, I know.

I was practicing the PREP at Mohawk last Saturday and heard there is big news coming out about the OACP selection process. I wonder what role ATS will play? Check the link: https://twitter.com/policefit/status/12 ... 3619879937
My wait to hear back if I passed the LFI was over a month. It's not fun, but I'm sure you've heard the phrase "No news is good news"
My OPP Process
Applied: July 31
File #: August 8
LFI Invitation: August 22
PBQ/LFI: September 11
LFI results/BGI started: October 30
Home Interview: November 7
Medical: November 8
Psych/SIGMA: November 14
The Call: November 28

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby SElizabeth84 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:34 am

Timmus97 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:10 am
SElizabeth84 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:35 am
I wish I could help pjm3586! I don’t feel I have a lot of insight into the process as of yet.

Anyone else waiting to hear back from OPP? Still nothing from my LFI on Dec. 11th with a weekend in between. If I don’t make the cut I just gotta keep improving myself, I know.

I was practicing the PREP at Mohawk last Saturday and heard there is big news coming out about the OACP selection process. I wonder what role ATS will play? Check the link: https://twitter.com/policefit/status/12 ... 3619879937
My wait to hear back if I passed the LFI was over a month. It's not fun, but I'm sure you've heard the phrase "No news is good news"
Thank you for the response! I’m sure that was a trying month. CONGRATS on getting the call!

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby stribor45 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:21 pm

Timmus97 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:10 am
SElizabeth84 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:35 am
I wish I could help pjm3586! I don’t feel I have a lot of insight into the process as of yet.

Anyone else waiting to hear back from OPP? Still nothing from my LFI on Dec. 11th with a weekend in between. If I don’t make the cut I just gotta keep improving myself, I know.

I was practicing the PREP at Mohawk last Saturday and heard there is big news coming out about the OACP selection process. I wonder what role ATS will play? Check the link: https://twitter.com/policefit/status/12 ... 3619879937
My wait to hear back if I passed the LFI was over a month. It's not fun, but I'm sure you've heard the phrase "No news is good news"
Hi Timmus97

I was wondering if your application was in Final Review and if so what did it entail? Do you receive letter/email about passing this stage? Maybe someone else who recently got the call can comment as well.

Any information/comment would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby Jones87 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:47 pm

Received the call today! I’ll be reporting to January intake! Don’t lose hope yet if you are close, anything can happen!
Applied-April 18th
File# April 25th
PBQ- Aug 20th
LFI- Sept 10th
Background- Sept 14th
Medical- Oct 4th
Home visit- Oct 10th
Psych/SIGMA- Oct 22nd

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby SElizabeth84 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:58 pm

Congrats Jones87!!!

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby multisync » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:48 pm

Not sure if anyone has any answers to this, however I've been in post-secondary schooling for the last 8 years with 2 undergrads, a post grad, and a masters which I'm just finishing. I've always had a bit of a knack for policing and did a fair bit of volunteering during my under grad years. On top of that I presently work for one of the big banks in Canada as a software developer. Outside of my regular work I serve as naval officer with the reserves. Would the OPP hold my recent lack of volunteer experience against me, or would my schooling make up for this as that was my primary focus.

Any thoughts / advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby mrtinfoilman » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:28 pm

multisync wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Not sure if anyone has any answers to this, however I've been in post-secondary schooling for the last 8 years with 2 undergrads, a post grad, and a masters which I'm just finishing. I've always had a bit of a knack for policing and did a fair bit of volunteering during my under grad years. On top of that I presently work for one of the big banks in Canada as a software developer. Outside of my regular work I serve as naval officer with the reserves. Would the OPP hold my recent lack of volunteer experience against me, or would my schooling make up for this as that was my primary focus.

Any thoughts / advice would be greatly appreciated.
No. Submit your application and focus on your fitness. You're good to go. They will ask if you have volunteered, but just tell them you have been a post-secondary student and have been preoccupied with other responsibilities.

I am a recent undergrad graduate doing a post grad currently, with a bit of volunteer hours under my belt and was told to re-apply next year for the OPP. Didn't even get to PQB, even with a COR. Not sure why, it was my first rejection, who knows?

Good luck my dude.

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby birddy12 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:59 am

Jones87 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Received the call today! I’ll be reporting to January intake! Don’t lose hope yet if you are close, anything can happen!
So amazing! Congrats!

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby SElizabeth84 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:06 am

It is great that you guys went after your studies so hard. I admire that a lot.

I have a 4-year undergrad and wanted to keep going, but I have to put those ambitions aside to work full-time. I’m also a parent of two boys so I have to be a provider.

I have also been a volunteer with HRPS VSU for about 4 years. I have been on countless calls and seen the worst tragedies. My experiences have been so important for both my personal and professional development.

That said, the reason I have had so much experience with VSU is that I was able to volunteer, almost full-time hours, when I wasn’t working while completing my degree. Financially, that had an impact; yes, I have a lot of volunteering and learning, but my debt and lack of work history in the past few years is definitely not a positive for me.

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby birddy12 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:33 am

SElizabeth84 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:06 am
It is great that you guys went after your studies so hard. I admire that a lot.

I have a 4-year undergrad and wanted to keep going, but I have to put those ambitions aside to work full-time. I’m also a parent of two boys so I have to be a provider.

I have also been a volunteer with HRPS VSU for about 4 years. I have been on countless calls and seen the worst tragedies. My experiences have been so important for both my personal and professional development.

That said, the reason I have had so much experience with VSU is that I was able to volunteer, almost full-time hours, when I wasn’t working while completing my degree. Financially, that had an impact; yes, I have a lot of volunteering and learning, but my debt and lack of work history in the past few years is definitely not a positive for me.
Don't quote me, but I would look at how you manage your debt.... example: do you use one credit card to pay another? You sound like you have a lot to contribute to the profession :)

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby SElizabeth84 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:34 am

birddy12 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:33 am

Don't quote me, but I would look at how you manage your debt.... example: do you use one credit card to pay another? You sound like you have a lot to contribute to the profession :)
I am quoting you!! Ha

I probably don’t manage my debt as well as I could. My only plan is really just paying things down, working, and budgeting. That’s all I’ve been doing the past year. Less VSU time now though. :(

I guess I wanted to bring up my situation b/c I think we all have strengths and weaknesses as applicants. Example: While my volunteering is strong, my finances aren’t so much.

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Re: OPP Applicant Updates Thread

Postby Timmus97 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:58 pm

stribor45 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:21 pm
Timmus97 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:10 am
SElizabeth84 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:35 am
I wish I could help pjm3586! I don’t feel I have a lot of insight into the process as of yet.

Anyone else waiting to hear back from OPP? Still nothing from my LFI on Dec. 11th with a weekend in between. If I don’t make the cut I just gotta keep improving myself, I know.

I was practicing the PREP at Mohawk last Saturday and heard there is big news coming out about the OACP selection process. I wonder what role ATS will play? Check the link: https://twitter.com/policefit/status/12 ... 3619879937
My wait to hear back if I passed the LFI was over a month. It's not fun, but I'm sure you've heard the phrase "No news is good news"
Hi Timmus97

I was wondering if your application was in Final Review and if so what did it entail? Do you receive letter/email about passing this stage? Maybe someone else who recently got the call can comment as well.

Any information/comment would be greatly appreciated.
After writing my Psych/sigma tests, I didn't hear anything until I got the call. It moved very quickly after the tests for me though. It could be different for other applicants.
My OPP Process
Applied: July 31
File #: August 8
LFI Invitation: August 22
PBQ/LFI: September 11
LFI results/BGI started: October 30
Home Interview: November 7
Medical: November 8
Psych/SIGMA: November 14
The Call: November 28


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