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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Border Patrol Process

I have been in the application process for Border Patrol for some time now, and just passed my physical. I was wondering if you guys know anyone who has been through the process and can give me an idea on how long it will be before I know one way or the other if I will be getting the position. I understand that with most things federal there is a hurry up and wait mentality that is needed to stay sane, but I'm really excited about the opportunity here and would like as much info as you guys may have. Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 01:36 PM
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I dunno about the process, but I when I went to my FFDO training, we went to the same place in BFE New Mexico where they train the border patrol guys...

so if you want that kinda info, lemme know
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Have you checked out all the stuff here?

Tons of info about the process.

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   Go there. Its a forum just for BP. I am in the process for CBP Officer myself.
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My friend just got a job with the boarder patrol. She is moving to Texas next week. I'll ask her how long the process took the next time I talk to her.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:06 PM
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Could be 3-6 months could be 2 years >. It just depends on what's going on classes wise etc.. I know that's pretty vague but I talked to a guy that is FOUR years into the process of being a Special Agent for the FBI. I've also heard of ex-high speed guys(Army CI units>> clandestine CIA ops) getting ushered in these programs quicker than anyone else(straight out into processes). Are you bilingual specifically espanol for Border Patrol?


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Went through the entire process and got an offer and turned it down for a local FD job. Took me just over 4 months from written test to offer. Check out (Which links to the delphi forum above) to get the scoop. Longest process for me was waiting for my background to clear but obviously that varies from person to person. Let me know if you have any questions. From what I understand hiring has slowed a lot recently as they are getting to there target number of agents. I went through the process about 2 years ago exactly.
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