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Do you want to pass the background investigation? Retired veteran LAPD background investigator, Ken Roybal will help you navigate the hiring process for police departments in the US and Canada. Let's get you hired! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pdbackgrounds/support Continue Reading >>
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Ep. 42 - Thomas' Story: I Failed The Academy, Went Back and Became President of My Class! In this episode we interview Thomas, a California deputy sheriff. He failed his first self-sponsored academy, returned a few months later and became the class president. He's been on for four years and is working patrol. This is a great story!
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Ep. 42 - Thomas' Story: I Failed The Academy, Went Back and Became President of My Class! In this episode we interview Thomas, a California deputy sheriff. He failed his first self-sponsored academy, returned a few months later and became the class president. He's been on for four years and is working patrol. This is a great story!
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Ep. 41 - Special Edition: The Women of Law Enforcement Minerva hosts this special edition episode about women in law enforcement. Our guests are Officer Katie C. (east coast) and Sgt. Sharon K (west coast). This episode is a great listen for our female and male applicants alike. The women talk about working in a male dominated profession, the academy, recruitment, and the challenges facing female officers. You don't want to miss this one!
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Ep. 40 - Jarrod's Journey - "Are you ready for a street fight?" In this episode we interview Jarrod who is an applicant from Florida. We discuss his journey so far. Jarrod is also a black belt instructor in Jiu-Jitsu. A big part of this episode is about self-defense and the need to be ready for street fighting that is inherent to patrol work. Are you ready to defend yourself in the street?
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Ep. 39 - Conversation with the LT - The Academy, Education, and Women in LE In this episode we interview a Lt from a large southern U.S. department about her academy experience, whether getting a college degree is important, and the challenges women who are applying need to be aware of.
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Ep. 38 - LAPD Ofcr. Ruben Avalos - "I didn't quit!"- 33 apps, 10 DQ's in 10 years LAPD Officer Ruben Avalos spent ten years trying to become an officer. After 33 apps and 10 DQ's in 10 years, he finally landed on Ken Roybal's desk in 2006. This is his story.
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Ep. 37 - Richard's Journey: An Amazing Comeback Story! In this episode we interview Richard. He was hired by a So Cal agency, got injured in the academy, self-sponsored, got hired, failed the psych, appealed, and was hired again!! We unpack his amazing comeback story in this episode!!
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Ep. 36 - Nathan's Journey: "I Just Got Hired!" In this episode we interview Midwest applicant Nathan who was just hired and will start the academy in July. Nathan's engaging story about his hiring process from applying to the background investigation to getting the call about his academy date is inspiring. Don't miss this one!
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Ep. 35 - Sgt. Steve Gould - Small Town Policing In this episode we interview Sgt. Steve Gould who works for a small-town agency in Massachusetts. He's also a former LAPD background investigator and the host of the Things Police See Podcast. (Click the link to listen.) We asked Steve about working in a small city and whether new police officers should start there. His answer may surprise you!
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