Calgary Police Service

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby Bburn403 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:56 pm

Evening everyone,

I applied to CPS in the last week of January. I received a reply a week later stating I was missing information about my address history. I emailed the requested details to the recruitment email and still haven't heard back. Is that normal? It's been well over a month.

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby GoForTheGold18 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:52 pm

Bburn403 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Evening everyone,

I applied to CPS in the last week of January. I received a reply a week later stating I was missing information about my address history. I emailed the requested details to the recruitment email and still haven't heard back. Is that normal? It's been well over a month.
I wouldn't worry too much. Also, I don't think it would hurt to send a follow up email and request confirmation of your information being received.

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby prswp » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:10 am

I second the follow up email.

If it makes you feel better, when myself and a friend applied last year, we both applied in January and heard nothing until May. They are not kidding when they say the process takes a long time.

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby Chris403 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:15 pm

ReadySetGo wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Chris403 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:51 am
Hey everyone!

I have a question for those who have made it through aprep and into recruiting. I have my Aprep testing in 3 weeks and am currently doing the 6 weeks to a better leger. I am currently running on a treadmill 3:3 @ 7.4 miles per hour as my fast pace. In your experience do you think this speed would produce a successful outcome in testing? I am having a tough time breaking past that speed. Any advice even though I am only three weeks out?

Thanks,
First I'd like to say its nice to see this thread is active again after a while of nobody commenting. It's always nice to see applicants that care enough to ask some questions that keeping them up at night, I know it sure helped me going through the process.

As for the APREP and specifically the leger, what I can tell you is that a level 7 by average standards is not a very high score. It's hard to tell what your pace on a treadmill is like in comparison to how well you will do on the leger considering so much of it depends on your ability to stop and turn, and accelerate several times. What I can tell you, is that people in my recruit class who were running around the same treadmill speed as you, were able to pass the leger, but not as easily as those who ran say 8-9mph for 3:3.

All in all, I wouldn't stress much about passing the leger, what applicants need to consider is how difficult the actual training is once you're accepted, as the expectations of you only continue to increase.
Thanks for the response.

I tend to be able to do my last minute at 8.1 miles/hour on a good day. I run next week so it's crunch time. I Will be focusing on 4-5km runs this week and a few beep tests. I ran it by myself the other day and got to about 6.8. I am hoping with the adrenalin and the push of running with others I will pass it and than I can continue training and increasing my times for when I am accepted.

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby t712989 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 pm

Chris403 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:15 pm
ReadySetGo wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Chris403 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:51 am
Hey everyone!

I have a question for those who have made it through aprep and into recruiting. I have my Aprep testing in 3 weeks and am currently doing the 6 weeks to a better leger. I am currently running on a treadmill 3:3 @ 7.4 miles per hour as my fast pace. In your experience do you think this speed would produce a successful outcome in testing? I am having a tough time breaking past that speed. Any advice even though I am only three weeks out?

Thanks,
First I'd like to say its nice to see this thread is active again after a while of nobody commenting. It's always nice to see applicants that care enough to ask some questions that keeping them up at night, I know it sure helped me going through the process.

As for the APREP and specifically the leger, what I can tell you is that a level 7 by average standards is not a very high score. It's hard to tell what your pace on a treadmill is like in comparison to how well you will do on the leger considering so much of it depends on your ability to stop and turn, and accelerate several times. What I can tell you, is that people in my recruit class who were running around the same treadmill speed as you, were able to pass the leger, but not as easily as those who ran say 8-9mph for 3:3.

All in all, I wouldn't stress much about passing the leger, what applicants need to consider is how difficult the actual training is once you're accepted, as the expectations of you only continue to increase.
Thanks for the response.

I tend to be able to do my last minute at 8.1 miles/hour on a good day. I run next week so it's crunch time. I Will be focusing on 4-5km runs this week and a few beep tests. I ran it by myself the other day and got to about 6.8. I am hoping with the adrenalin and the push of running with others I will pass it and than I can continue training and increasing my times for when I am accepted.
How did it go man?

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby Chris403 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:04 pm

t712989 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 pm
Chris403 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:15 pm
ReadySetGo wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:07 pm


First I'd like to say its nice to see this thread is active again after a while of nobody commenting. It's always nice to see applicants that care enough to ask some questions that keeping them up at night, I know it sure helped me going through the process.

As for the APREP and specifically the leger, what I can tell you is that a level 7 by average standards is not a very high score. It's hard to tell what your pace on a treadmill is like in comparison to how well you will do on the leger considering so much of it depends on your ability to stop and turn, and accelerate several times. What I can tell you, is that people in my recruit class who were running around the same treadmill speed as you, were able to pass the leger, but not as easily as those who ran say 8-9mph for 3:3.

All in all, I wouldn't stress much about passing the leger, what applicants need to consider is how difficult the actual training is once you're accepted, as the expectations of you only continue to increase.
Thanks for the response.

I tend to be able to do my last minute at 8.1 miles/hour on a good day. I run next week so it's crunch time. I Will be focusing on 4-5km runs this week and a few beep tests. I ran it by myself the other day and got to about 6.8. I am hoping with the adrenalin and the push of running with others I will pass it and than I can continue training and increasing my times for when I am accepted.
How did it go man?
Passed! Have my personal disclosure interview next Wednesday.

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby t712989 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:27 pm

Chris403 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:04 pm
t712989 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:58 pm
Chris403 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:15 pm


Thanks for the response.

I tend to be able to do my last minute at 8.1 miles/hour on a good day. I run next week so it's crunch time. I Will be focusing on 4-5km runs this week and a few beep tests. I ran it by myself the other day and got to about 6.8. I am hoping with the adrenalin and the push of running with others I will pass it and than I can continue training and increasing my times for when I am accepted.
How did it go man?
Passed! Have my personal disclosure interview next Wednesday.
Congrats! The personal disclosure is probably the easiest part in all of this. Good luck on the rest.

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby joaocortez » Thu May 30, 2019 11:19 am

Hello everyone

I attempted twice the written test and I fail in both test (ACT, APCTA).

I bought some books and online training, studied, reviewed, did many times the test, but I reached some point where it is not being more useful, because I know pretty much all the test answers.

I was wondering, if you guys could give some advices, such books, online training, anything that could help to pass my last attempt to CPS.

Much appreciated

John

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby sam89 » Thu May 30, 2019 2:34 pm

joaocortez wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:19 am
Hello everyone

I attempted twice the written test and I fail in both test (ACT, APCTA).

I bought some books and online training, studied, reviewed, did many times the test, but I reached some point where it is not being more useful, because I know pretty much all the test answers.

I was wondering, if you guys could give some advices, such books, online training, anything that could help to pass my last attempt to CPS.

Much appreciated

John
Hi John,
Try purchasing the policeprep online account. It helped me a lot. I passed ACT first time and APCAT in my second time. Hope that helps.

Thanks

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby Chris403 » Fri May 31, 2019 5:23 pm

I agree. I purchased that book and studied from it as well which helped me pass the testing. Just keep doing the practice testing and if there are math or English area's that give you problems study those formulas or rules. Good luck!

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby Chris403 » Fri May 31, 2019 5:24 pm

On another note I am approaching background hopefully next week. Does anyone know when they meet for selection? I hear it is only a monthly thing so curious about June...

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby joaocortez » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:36 pm

sam89 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:34 pm
joaocortez wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:19 am
Hello everyone

I attempted twice the written test and I fail in both test (ACT, APCTA).

I bought some books and online training, studied, reviewed, did many times the test, but I reached some point where it is not being more useful, because I know pretty much all the test answers.

I was wondering, if you guys could give some advices, such books, online training, anything that could help to pass my last attempt to CPS.

Much appreciated

John
Hi John,
Try purchasing the policeprep online account. It helped me a lot. I passed ACT first time and APCAT in my second time. Hope that helps.

Thanks
I bought the Policeprep, online test last year, and I did so many times the tests. They give an idea how the ACT and APCAT are, but the real test are more difficult.

My issues are a) English, because is my second language, b) logical and c) reports.

Thank you

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby ReadySetGo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:08 am

Chris403 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 5:24 pm
On another note I am approaching background hopefully next week. Does anyone know when they meet for selection? I hear it is only a monthly thing so curious about June...
It used to be the last Wednesday of every month. Unless something has changed, you can likely expect to hear from your FM shortly after that. Best of luck and well done making it to selection, I know you've been at it for a while.

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby ReadySetGo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:12 am

joaocortez wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:36 pm
sam89 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:34 pm
joaocortez wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:19 am
Hello everyone

I attempted twice the written test and I fail in both test (ACT, APCTA).

I bought some books and online training, studied, reviewed, did many times the test, but I reached some point where it is not being more useful, because I know pretty much all the test answers.

I was wondering, if you guys could give some advices, such books, online training, anything that could help to pass my last attempt to CPS.

Much appreciated

John
Hi John,
Try purchasing the policeprep online account. It helped me a lot. I passed ACT first time and APCAT in my second time. Hope that helps.

Thanks
I bought the Policeprep, online test last year, and I did so many times the tests. They give an idea how the ACT and APCAT are, but the real test are more difficult.

My issues are a) English, because is my second language, b) logical and c) reports.

Thank you
It sounds like you're doing the right things to make sure you pass. With that being said, if English is your second language, perhaps consider taking some time to work it before jumping straight into your final testing. I know that can be easier said than done, but if it means avoiding a lifetime deferral, it might be worth holding off. Schedule the test when you're confident.

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Re: Calgary Police Service

Postby avarYYC » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:43 pm

Hi there,

I’m starting to dislike the APATS system.

I started an application in 2018 that I didn’t submit due to getting LASIK done and wanting to wait.

I received an email that my 2018 application is incomplete and that I will have to re-do it come December 31 2018.

I’m ready to proceed with my application, but logging into APATS the only option I have is to accept the declaration and submit. I can’t see any of my previous responses / etc. It’s using my incomplete 2018 application it seems.

My thought is to crate a new account and re-do the application, but I’m worried that might cause me grief later on. Wondering if anyone has ran into this.

Thanks!


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