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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 9 years ago

How hard to get into Amtrak police?

And would I be able to stay in NYC area or they can make you relocate all over the country?

Update:

thanks kiwi but i already the web site, just looking for more of a personal input from someone related to the field

Update 2:

already saw*

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  • kiwi
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
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    http://police.amtrak.com/index.php?option=com_cont...

    Call them up and ask them Here is the link for there main website

    Contact Amtrak Police at (800) 331-0008

    Protecting America's Railroad

    Minimum Qualifications

    Police Officer Communications Officer Security Officer

    At least 21 years of age.

    At least 18 years of age.

    At least 18 years of age.

    United States citizen or have the right to work in the United States.

    United States citizen or have the right to work in the United States.

    United States citizen or have the right to work in the United States.

    High school diploma or GED.

    Certificate of completion of a basic training program at a state authorized police training academy or current related experience as a police officer or similar law enforcement experience preferred. An Associate’s Dgree or 60 hours/credits from an acccredited college or university preferred.

    High school diploma or GED.

    High school diploma or GED.

    Eligible for a valid driver’s license. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required prior to appointment.

    N/A

    Eligible for a valid driver’s license. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required prior to appointment.

    Able to obtain a police commission within the state in which assigned or in state of residence.

    Accurate typing speed of 35 words per minute

    N/A

    Able to pass all aspects of the selection process.

    Able to pass all aspects of the selection process.

    Able to pass all aspects of the selection process.

    Selection Process

    Stage 1 - Position Posting and Resume Review

    Selected applicants who meet or exceed basic qualifications for employment will be scheduled for the Orientation/Testing.

    Stage 1.1 - Physical Agility Testing*

    The position of Police Officer requires applicants to meet Physical Agility Standards and Requirements, which includes:

    Test

    Standard

    1 bench press

    57% of your body weight

    Agility run

    20.6 seconds

    300 meter run

    92 seconds

    Push-up

    12

    1.5 mile run

    19 min 45 sec

    Stage 2 - Orientation/Testing

    The applicant will be provided with the application and the Background Investigation Booklet with a list of required documents to bring to the Orientation. The written examination (police and security officers), typing test (communication officers) and pre-offer written psychological test (police officers only) will be administered at the Orientation.

    Stage 3 - Interview

    Successful candidates will undergo an oral interview after written testing at the Orientation Stage.

    Stage 3.1 - Post-Offer Psychological and Emotional Fitness*

    Candidates that successfully complete the interview phase will be administered a post-offer psychological examination. Candidates that have successfully completed the above stages will be scheduled for an interview with a psychologist.

    Stage 4 - Candidate Background Investigation

    All candidates will be subjected to an intensive background investigation.

    Stage 5 - Final non-medical stage

    All interviews, testing, and background investigations should be completed. Offer is contingent on passing the medical examination.

    Stage 6 - Medical Examination

    Medical examination and testing for the use of illegal drugs.

    Stage 7 - Candidate Notification

    All candidates that have successfully completed the stages of the selection process will be notified by the Personnel Department representative of locations of vacancies that occur anywhere in the Amtrak system.

    Note: The entire selection process may take up to 12 months to complete

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You shouldn't have a problem. Police Officers are retiring every day and valid openings will always exist. Without a federal budget being passed in 3 years makes it difficult for cities and states to collect federal dollars to assist with financial woes. Unfortunately, I don't see unions helping mitigate any entitlement issues which is increasingly placing the state and local budgets in a real bind.

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