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nycruz in Montgomery, New York

76 months ago

Ruins of a Society said: To: NY Cruz:

For your information, my buddy Jeff was an LT., (Lieutenant) at Montgomery PD, he was also an LT. in NYS Corrections and commander of CERT, (Corrections Emergency Response Team).

I use to live in Newburgh, before living Brooklyn. As far as having a relative incarcerated, don't worry about it, before entering Corrections I had a brother incarcerated, just make sure to mention it to your investigator.

If you ever plan to visit you're incarcerated brother or relative, as I have done while a correction officer with my brother who was NYC police officer, just get permission from the Superintendent that's all.

You can get into NYS Correction with a violation conviction, you can even get in with a nonviolent misdemeanor conviction, so don't worry about it.

You guys will be fine, don't rush it. Before you know it you're going to wish you never took the job.

When that happens my advice is, either move up the ranks, or move on to another department.

Approximately 90 percent of all recruits who finish the academy will go to Sing Sing. Others will go to Downstate Correctional Facility, but will head to Sing Sing in less then 2 months.

You will fill out your list of facilities assignments, put the first facility that's closet to you. So if you live in NYC, Sing Sing is you're best bet.

If you live in Orange or Ulster Counties and want to stay at Sing Sing you can, it's a good learning place, but my advice is, don't stay too long. Go to D

Thanks so much,i have no midemeanors, . I do my psych on the tenth of july. And yeah i am not really gonna rush it cause once you get in i know its not a glamorous job...So i'm gonna enjoy my "freedom" while i can ;)I grew up in the bronx and moved up to dutchess county about 20 years ago, i moved to montgomery about 4 years ago and worked ems in the orange, dutchess and ulster counties with Mobile Life Support. Last month NYS hired me for DMV as a License Examine

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

jslavick- i took the same test as you (24-825) and i went to the NYS civil service site and there is nowhere to find the list. just wondering where and how you found it.

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

jslavick- nevermind, i found it!!

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will in Ogdensburg, New York

76 months ago

trod in Brooklyn, New York said: but honestly i think i failed because when i was asked why would i want this job when i have a new born (my son was 2mnth) i answered very defensive to me it was offensive as a woman.. im sure men are not asked that..

men are also asked why they want the job and the simple answer of it is an improvement on my current job doesn't work i had to explain why i would want that job even though i already had one

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will in Ogdensburg, New York

76 months ago

Ruins of a Society said: To: NY Cruz:

For your information, my buddy Jeff was an LT., (Lieutenant) at Montgomery PD, he was also an LT. in NYS Corrections and commander of CERT, (Corrections Emergency Response Team).

I use to live in Newburgh, before living Brooklyn. As far as having a relative incarcerated, don't worry about it, before entering Corrections I had a brother incarcerated, just make sure to mention it to your investigator.

If you ever plan to visit you're incarcerated brother or relative, as I have done while a correction officer with my brother who was NYC police officer, just get permission from the Superintendent that's all.

You can get into NYS Correction with a violation conviction, you can even get in with a nonviolent misdemeanor conviction, so don't worry about it.

You guys will be fine, don't rush it. Before you know it you're going to wish you never took the job.

When that happens my advice is, either move up the ranks, or move on to another department.

Approximately 90 percent of all recruits who finish the academy will go to Sing Sing. Others will go to Downstate Correctional Facility, but will head to Sing Sing in less then 2 months.

You will fill out your list of facilities assignments, put the first facility that's closet to you. So if you live in NYC, Sing Sing is you're best bet.

If you live in Orange or Ulster Counties and want to stay at Sing Sing you can, it's a good learning place, but my advice is, don't stay too long. Go to D

i was wondering if you have family in a facility would you be assinged to that location?

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T ROD in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

@ Will in Ogdensburg.... the question to me was.. why would a woman with a new born baby want this job.. now you tell me if men are asked that same question lol.. I DONT THINK SO lol.. i answered defensive with an aggressive tone in my voice..

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will in Ogdensburg, New York

76 months ago

well i hope they wouldn't ask a guy why would a woman... that could cause problems lol i would have to say the question would be more like why would a man... but you know

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curios in Middletown, New York

76 months ago

hey i was recently canvassed for corrections. i sent my letter back and corrections has since received it. how long until i receive a letter or call for my first interview, then, how long until physical and medical screening appointment is set up afterwards? sorry i know these questions have been asked multiple times. another question, admittedly i have been a pot smoker for awhile, but my commitment is to my family and kids and to getting this job, i have wholeheartedly quit smoking to be clean for testing. is the test administered by blood, urine, or hair sample? is there random testing once hired?

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

question for anyone.. i finished up with everything in may of 2010. im just waiting to get the call/letter to report to academy, since then i got a new tattoo o my right forearm of my family crest. can this hurt me in anyway? do i have to report the tattoo to my investigator?

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curios in Middletown, New York

76 months ago

@ brandon d yes to see if i was still interested

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

I got the letter asking if I was still interested in 2008. I had my medical/agaility/met my investigator on april 25, 2010. Just to give you an idea. When did you take the written nys corrections exam?

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

excuse me, on april 1, 2010 i had my medical/agility/met BI

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curios in Middletown, New York

76 months ago

Brandon D in sleepy hollow, New York said: excuse me, on april 1, 2010 i had my medical/agility/met BI

@ Brandon D I took the test in 2008

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

you got a long wait. like other people have said. there are probably 5 eligibility list before yours. they have to go through all of them before they get to you.

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Matt in Ware, Massachusetts

76 months ago

@ brandon d : what exam number are you?

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

@ Matt, I'm exam #24-825.. Oct '07

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

@ Matt, I'm exam #24-825

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Matt in Ware, Massachusetts

76 months ago

@Brandon, I see they are hiring people with 75's from your list. I'm on 24997 the one right after you so I'm hoping they get to my list soon. Good luck!

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

thanks matt, good luck to you to!

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T ROD in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

curios in Middletown, New York said: hey i was recently canvassed for corrections. i sent my letter back and corrections has since received it. how long until i receive a letter or call for my first interview, then, how long until physical and medical screening appointment is set up afterwards? sorry i know these questions have been asked multiple times. another question, admittedly i have been a pot smoker for awhile, but my commitment is to my family and kids and to getting this job, i have wholeheartedly quit smoking to be clean for testing. is the test administered by blood, urine, or hair sample? is there random testing once hired?

Curious.. Yes report the tatoo and send a picture.. i had to do it.. and drug test is by blood.. and you damn right there will be random testing while on the job.. Im not sure about state but city goes back 4 months on a drug test.. GOOD LUCK..

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T ROD in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

will in Ogdensburg, New York said: well i hope they wouldn't ask a guy why would a woman... that could cause problems lol i would have to say the question would be more like why would a man... but you know

lol silly.. you know what i mean lol

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cgaz23 in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

@TROD - I know your going on vaca but have you called your B.I. , if so what did he tell you .

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trod in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

he said enjoy my vacation lolol he cant tell me anything 100%.

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cgaz23 in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

TROD -cool well enjoy your vacation

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cgaz23 in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

Hey guys i got the call today to report on july 18th ..I hope the rest of you guys get that call soon . Good luck to everyone and keep your faith in the lord ....

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

cgaz23- what was your score on the exam? did they call you or send you a letter?

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Matt in Rome, New York

76 months ago

Congrats Cgaz! What list/exam number are you on?

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cgaz23 in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

I was on test 24-825 from oct 07 , i scored a 75 and they called me at 4pm ....

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STARB86 in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

CONGRAT CGAZ!!! DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHEN THE NEXT ACADEMY IS GOING TO BE SCHEDULED AFTER THE JULY ACADEMIES?

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jslavick in Cortland, New York

76 months ago

Cgaz: Congrats !!!! I scored a 70, hopefully I'll go soon as well....

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T ROD in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

CGAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU... NICEEEEE. CONGRATSSSS.. IF SOME OF US DONT GO IN WITH YOU PLEASE KEEP US POSTED.. GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

cgaz congrats!! good luck.. i scored a 70, maybe ill see you there..

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cgaz23 in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

Thanks guys and ladies , I'll keep all you guys posted weekly hopefully we all go in together ....

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mbarclay in Madrid, New York

76 months ago

I got the call today to go to the academy July 18th. its about time lol I took the october 07 test

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cgaz23 in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

CONGRATS MAYBE WE'LL MEET UP UP THERE ...EMAIL ME CGAZ458@YAHOO.COM

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

@ mbarclay: congrats!! did you have a score of 75 as well??

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

does anybody know when the next academy after july 18th is? or when they think they will start picking 70's from list 24-825?

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biggyc51 in watkins glen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

76 months ago

I took the test in oct 2008 and i go july 8th for my med/agility and back ground check. Just wondering how long my wait might be seems like things are really moving now and the word on the street is there gonna start hiring alot of guys

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Matt in Rome, New York

76 months ago

biggyc51 in watkins glen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: I took the test in oct 2008 and i go july 8th for my med/agility and back ground check. Just wondering how long my wait might be seems like things are really moving now and the word on the street is there gonna start hiring alot of guys

@biggyc51: I took the test in spring of 2008 and they still aren't even to my list number yet (24997), but my list is the next one up. Which list number are you on? I'm hoping they have a few more academies this year to hopefully speed things up.

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biggyc51 in watkins glen in Atlanta, Georgia

76 months ago

Matt in Rome, New York said: @biggyc51: I took the test in spring of 2008 and they still aren't even to my list number yet (24997), but my list is the next one up. Which list number are you on? I'm hoping they have a few more academies this year to hopefully speed things up.

Matt iam on the same list (24997) I scored a 75 i have another buddy who scored a 80 on the same list he went up last month and got everything started he goes back july 10thfor his physc so i hope we get in this year good luck man!!!

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

i took the test oct 07 (24-825), they have been calling 75's for the last week, i got a 70 and i just called my investigator a few min ago to let her know i'm going away july 4th and she said don't worry you have a ways to go. so maybe that can give you guys who took the test in 08 some insight,.

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biggyc51 in watkins glen, New York

76 months ago

Brandon D in sleepy hollow, New York said: i took the test oct 07 (24-825), they have been calling 75's for the last week, i got a 70 and i just called my investigator a few min ago to let her know i'm going away july 4th and she said don't worry you have a ways to go. so maybe that can give you guys who took the test in 08 some insight,.

brandon have u gone to albany yet for your testing?

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brandond in sleepy hollow, New York

76 months ago

@biggyc51: yes i finished all tests and background in early june 2010. now i just have to wait for the call.

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biggyc51 in watkins glen, New York

76 months ago

well man hopefully u get in the july academy i heard another one runs in september! Does any one know how many guys there pklanning on bring on this year heard alot of guys are retiring son alot of spots are open!!!

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Matt in Hornell, New York

76 months ago

@biggyc51: I got a 95 and finished all my tests like a month ago. Just waiting to hear something as well . Just hoping they get to our list soon.

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biggyc51 in watkins glen, New York

76 months ago

Yea man i hear just wish i knew how many classes there planning on runningjust going to have to wait and find out i guess

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T ROD in Brooklyn, New York

76 months ago

I took my psych first week in may.. the psych told me.. end of summer a lot of ppl are retiring so the gates have to get filled.. ppl will get called in high numbers.. follow investigators instructions and wait for that call so as the story goes.. just wait wait wait.. GOOD LUCK everyone..

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mbarclay in Madrid, New York

76 months ago

after my 1 on 1 it was a little over 4 months until I got my call to give you guys some kind of idea on the wait I had at least. And yeah I got a 75 on the test

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jslavick in Cortland, New York

76 months ago

@mbarclay: Congrats !!!!! I'm glad you're heading up to the academy. I scored a 70, and had my 1 on 1 May 8th. I haven't received anything stating I passed, and my investogator said he hasn't received anything, nor does he need anything from me....so I wait..... But he said no news is good news. Good luck !

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biggyc51 in watkins glen, New York

76 months ago

Thanx guys i think ur rite Trod its all a waiting game i think each guy is diffrent and u just have to wait your turn

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