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Estaban in Marietta, Pennsylvania

65 months ago

Lo84 in Baltimore, Maryland said: Where would I find the information for the PT? Is it like the police academy or army where you have to run a mile within 14 or 15 minutes? The site never said anything about a pt test just a psychological & medical exam. I'm just a little freaked cause I defiantly am not in good health since turning 21 I have added weight due to going to the bars and what not. I will pick that book up and thank you very much.

What would be a good guess of how much you make your first year? Sorry for asking so much I'm kind of a knowledge freak.

1.5 mile run is police, Corrections is about a 1/2 mile run sometimes just a 1/4 mile and Dummy drag about 75 feet (the dummy is about 150 lbs) then some have holding up 150 for about 1min ( don't drop it) it all depends on the department they all have one you won't know until you get called for oral interview. all i can say is train you have a good 3 to 6 months before they call you after testing is done. Money depends on the department but your first year will be as a trainee. you will be at the bottom of the pay scale.

Train yourself to get stronger and start to walk alot then move up to run short distances. stick with it stop the drinking if you really want this.
NO SACRIFICE NO VICTORY!!!!

GOOD LUCK HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!

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Maryland Corrections in Lyndhurst, New Jersey

60 months ago

Hello,

I took the Maryland correction officer walk in exam back in Feb.09' and got my result's back as qualified.Can anyone tell me after 9 months if I should hear from them?

Reason I ask someone I spoke to took the same exam atleast 6 month's after me and scored Best qualified and already is in the process.

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lo84 in Concord, North Carolina

60 months ago

this is where you want to go- forums.prisonofficer.org/maryland/

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Maryland Corrections in Lyndhurst, New Jersey

60 months ago

lo84,

Thanks for the info my man.

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Barry in Wilson, North Carolina

56 months ago

Hi, I took the exam 6 weeks ago and havent heard anything yet. is that normal? is there someone i could call to find out my score or whats going on?

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thefranchise in Martinsburg, West Virginia

53 months ago

It takes around 10-11 months to get in.....i was best qualified and took that test in july of 2009...was hired in may 2010..if that helps anyone at all

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Diamond in Buffalo, New York

46 months ago

well it took corrections in NY, two years to call me back.....but i had to wait list myself once they called because i am now having a baby....hopefully i can call them once i give birth in FEb.

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co in Kokomo, Indiana

44 months ago

I'd suggest that you go and download a pre-employment exam study guide at passthecorrectionalofficerexam.com

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jo1327 in Monkton, Maryland

41 months ago

hello, i took my correction officer test in jan 2011 for md, was better qualified but havent heard anything yet...can anyone help me out.

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chelsea in Norristown, Pennsylvania

40 months ago

jo1327 in Monkton, Maryland said: hello, i took my correction officer test in jan 2011 for md, was better qualified but havent heard anything yet...can anyone help me out.

you won't hear anything for like 8 weeks, and thats just telling you what you scored on your test. I took my test in Sept '10 and scored better qualified and just got my letter for my interview in late may early june. My interview isnt even until Mid july. So dont expect to have a job really soon.

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jo1327

40 months ago

hello again,i already have my letter telling me i scored better qualified got that jan 27th,but after calling the hagerstown md office there telling me there no openings..has anyone been hired in hagerstown with a better qualifieing score this year?

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BaseGawD in Baltimore, Maryland

39 months ago

jo1327 said: hello again,i already have my letter telling me i scored better qualified got that jan 27th,but after calling the hagerstown md office there telling me there no openings..has anyone been hired in hagerstown with a better qualifieing score this year?

they pull people based on score. highest scores first. i went to an interview for the hagerstown/cumberland area early july. so they had openings. and me and another person declined the position at the interview. i was best qualified and i took my test mid may and got applications in june.

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al in Rosedale, New York

39 months ago

hello ladies & gentlemen what is the best correction officer exam book i could buy & know i could pass with no problem please reply a.s.a.p. thank u very much

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chelsea in Norristown, Pennsylvania

39 months ago

al in Rosedale, New York said: hello ladies & gentlemen what is the best correction officer exam book i could buy & know i could pass with no problem please reply a.s.a.p. thank u very much

Honestly, its probably not even worth the money. Ive taken 2 correctional officer exams without any book and passed both without a problem. From my experience, the tests will be alot of memorizing, some areas where you have to find sentence fragments, choosing the best word to complete a sentence and some spelling. None of which you can really use a book to study that would help.

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chelsea in Norristown, Pennsylvania

39 months ago

jo1327 said: hello again,i already have my letter telling me i scored better qualified got that jan 27th,but after calling the hagerstown md office there telling me there no openings..has anyone been hired in hagerstown with a better qualifieing score this year?

Just because there are no openings now, doesnt mean that by the time your done the process there wont be any openings. It may take you a few months just to get notice of background/interview and then you have to do your psych test, so with all this in mind, dont doubt that there will be openings once your towards the end of the hiring process.

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BaseGawD in Mount Vernon, New York

39 months ago

chelsea in Norristown, Pennsylvania said: Just because there are no openings now, doesnt mean that by the time your done the process there wont be any openings. It may take you a few months just to get notice of background/interview and then you have to do your psych test, so with all this in mind, dont doubt that there will be openings once your towards the end of the hiring process.

In maryland, u dont go through a background investigation or a psych test unless they call u for an interview. And they only call u if they have openings. However, if u scored lower than best qualified, than u might have to wait longer because bq people are called first.

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chelsea in Norristown, Pennsylvania

39 months ago

BaseGawD in Mount Vernon, New York said: In maryland, u dont go through a background investigation or a psych test unless they call u for an interview. And they only call u if they have openings. However, if u scored lower than best qualified, than u might have to wait longer because bq people are called first.

I know that, i wasnt telling that person that they were guaranteed to get that far i was telling them the steps to the process but i actually just called one of the hiring regions because im getting my paper work switched from one institution to another and a lady there told me exactly that. That just because there are openings now doesnt mean there will be later and visa versa.

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chelsea in Norristown, Pennsylvania

39 months ago

BaseGawD in Mount Vernon, New York said: In maryland, u dont go through a background investigation or a psych test unless they call u for an interview. And they only call u if they have openings. However, if u scored lower than best qualified, than u might have to wait longer because bq people are called first.

Im guessing you know because you've went or are going through the steps for MD? If thats the case, did they do your interview and background stuff separate? Bc they did all mine on that same day.

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chelsea in Norristown, Pennsylvania

39 months ago

chelsea in Norristown, Pennsylvania said: I know that, i wasnt telling that person that they were guaranteed to get that far i was telling them the steps to the process but i actually just called one of the hiring regions because im getting my paper work switched from one institution to another and a lady there told me exactly that. That just because there are openings now doesnt mean there will be later and visa versa.

I just reread what i wrote and it didnt make sense at all, can you tell i was a little preoccupied lol? Anyway what i was trying to say was that i called one of the hiring regions and the lady said openings really didnt matter for me at this point because i wasnt done with my background check yet and that what was open now may not be open once i was done everything i needed to do. BUT then again this lady did have quite the attitude so i dont know if she was just being rude or if that was really the case. Because i had asked her if baltimore was hiring (from what im told they always are but i wanted to ask anyway) and that was her response.

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lovely nana in Catonsville, Maryland

38 months ago

hello everyone i want to know how long the process is in baltimore city after u go for ur interview i tok my test bac in june i got me results one first week in august ad the next two days i had my packet to fill out and interview date my question is how long after the interview process if i pass evrything will it take d i still have to wait alot of months

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jo1327 in Chicago, Illinois

38 months ago

hello,has anyone been hired at hagerstown prisons yet this year,im being told theres no openings.i pass my test with a better qualified on jan 27th but because i wasnt specific and check state wide and because of this i miss out on a postion in baltimore at jessup.can anyone please tell me if there anyone i could call or email to change my locations..Thankyou

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lovely nana

35 months ago

Hi I am waitibg to hear from them and was wonderin after u did ur lasy steps did u still have to wait months to hear from them pleass some one help me

thefranchise in Martinsburg, West Virginia said: It takes around 10-11 months to get in.....i was best qualified and took that test in july of 2009...was hired in may 2010..if that helps anyone at all

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sin6669 in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

31 months ago

You could try this www.amazon.com/dp/B007EEIB3I

Works for any exam or test once you have mastered the techique. Genius system.

Lo84 in Baltimore, Maryland said: Hello All,

I am new to the forum and just wanted to get some information on the employment exam. I am applying in Maryland and it has the hiring process listed, is it the same for every state?
Apply
Biogrphl Questionnaire
Employmnt Exm w/ 85 questions and 70 mult. choice
Bckgrnd Invst
Final Scrng
Then Training

My questions are, is the employment exam hard? I haven’t been to school in several years and my thing is, if you don’t use it you lose it. Is there a book I should buy or check out that can help me so that I will at least have an idea of what’s on the test? I'm told it’s not that hard but I like to be prepared and would like any information you can give me. How long does it usually take to get placed once you have passed? Is there a PT test? Do I need to break out my running shoes and train? Once again any information is helpful and thanks in advance.

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JussBlaze420 in Gwynn Oak, Maryland

31 months ago

The employment exam is very basic. You watch videos of scenarios and determine what would be the best thing to do in each. You also get to answer mathematical questions; ratios, fractions, percentages, etc. Subject verb agreement. Pretty simple. That is all you have to focus on for right now.

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lil_tia in Lexington Park, Maryland

25 months ago

I wanna to know what i have to do to applie for md Correctional Officers

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MSUDiva in Newark, New Jersey

25 months ago

you can start your application online and then go to a testing site or you can do everything at the testing site.

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bridgette in Middle River, Maryland

8 days ago

So I'm going to go take my test soon for Baltimore city and all I know is I'm trying to get a really nice score and hired asap, duh , anyways is there a study guide online or something anyone knows about? And can anyone tell me about the whole process with more detail ? Like do we really have to drag a 75 pound dummy for a mile? What does the physical test consist of ? And do we really have to use mouth to mouth resuscitation if an inmate stops breathing !? I'm really not try a catch aids...or Ebola or some sh*t..... please someone clear this up for me ??!!??

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