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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    Something I've always wondered, do you need a lie detector test to become a cop?
    "Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me" -Genesis 27:3

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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    Depends on the department that's hiring you.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by brownman View Post
    Dont forget to watch ALL the Police Acadamy movies too. They should help get you up to speed
    Especially the girl with the big jugzzz.

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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by GunGirl610 View Post
    Something I've always wondered, do you need a lie detector test to become a cop?
    Do you want one?

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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    Sure, why not.. I'll place bets on the outcome..
    "Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me" -Genesis 27:3

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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    i am also looking to go to the Allentown academy in July. I am a recent college grad and still trying to figure out the process of applying and entering the academy. Would the first step be submitting the application along with my drivers license, transcripts and background check? i would think i would be informed by the academy what would come next. I want to be as prepared as i can be and, as of right now, i feel in the dark.

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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by state06 View Post
    i am also looking to go to the Allentown academy in July. I am a recent college grad and still trying to figure out the process of applying and entering the academy. Would the first step be submitting the application along with my drivers license, transcripts and background check? i would think i would be informed by the academy what would come next. I want to be as prepared as i can be and, as of right now, i feel in the dark.
    Google is your friend:

    http://www.allentownpa.gov/Governmen...7/Default.aspx

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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by state06 View Post
    i am also looking to go to the Allentown academy in July. I am a recent college grad and still trying to figure out the process of applying and entering the academy. Would the first step be submitting the application along with my drivers license, transcripts and background check? i would think i would be informed by the academy what would come next. I want to be as prepared as i can be and, as of right now, i feel in the dark.
    Why not shoot for the PSP or FBI with a recent college degree? They like that. Pretty sure the Feds require it.

    Aim High. Good luck
    and to the dust you shall return

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    If you really want to become a police officer, you sort of have two options. First you can test for a department that will pay your way through the academy and give you a 40 hour a week check at the same time.... or you can pay your own way through. I graduated from the Allentown academy about 16 years ago, so much has changed since then, including the cost of tuition, which has increased.

    I recommend testing for a bigger department (that can afford to send you through the academy). Having to quit my job and live off my wife's paycheck and pay my own medical insurance while going through it was tough...thank goodness I had insurance, because I broke the heck out of one of my fingers practicing defensive tactics with a former DT trainer. Anyway...that was the way I had to do it.

    Take as many tests as you can and try to score your very best on written exams. If you served in the military, Veterans points will give you 10 points on your final score when it comes to the hiring process.

    Smaller department will not have the money to send you through the academy, so consider that when looking over applications.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Allentown Police Academy

    I was at the academy for in service training last week and found out that they will be running another test cycle this year.

    This was just posted in the last few days:
    http://www.allentownpa.gov/Governmen...4/Default.aspx



    AG

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