- Lord of the Poobahs
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- Location: Southern Ontario
I'll be real and say out of the 10% of people that get hired have some type of connection of getting in
Let me assure you, the connections do not help them get in, at least in these parts. I know of more than one senior officer whose son/daughter was NOT hired, despite their lobbying for them.
Mr. Islander wrote:Tango5 wrote:Dude... Prior attaining the age of 17?
Forget it, apply.
That history means nothing.
I wouldn't say that his history means nothing. Things you do in your youth can, and will follow you much later in life.
Who like who but.... You... I thought, could read between the lines. I guess I was wrong.
Mr. Islander wrote:
I am a police officer... So I guess I know what I'm talking about too? Maybe even more? Where did you get the magic number of 3-4%?
Well, the RCMP throws around a number of 8%+- getting to depot, minus attrition there and you're in the 6-7% realm.
Given that many municipal services have an even lower hiring %, I'd say an aggregate successful entrance rate of 5% is a pretty good ballpark.
It definitely isn't 10%... or wasn't until the RCMP made a few adjustments to the process. If it was that nice the RCMP wouldn't have the kind of staffing problems it does.