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Hello all,
New to the site and so far so good. I have a few friends in the current SPA and I have what I consider a 50/50 shot at getting into the June or February class with a 96. I'm working for a small town now so I'll cross my fingers. The question I have is, how political or how in general are the new tpr. assignments done? Is there any thought put into who the individual is (kids/family, where they live or rank in academy?). Or is it who you know?
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I enjoy your sense of humor Wolfman!! I live near Pittsfield and those sheep were the ugliest things I've seen.

The Sgt. who did my background told my wife that all new recruits get stationed in Western Mass.
If I get the priveledge of being selected I am expecting somewhere like rowe or russell and third shift. And I would still love it!
 

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Rumors I have heard for this graduating academy is that they could possibly get stationed north of Boston and west of Boston. Their is also a rumor that they could volunteer to go out west, and if they do they can pick the barracks in which they would like to go. And also, I've heard that if they put you further than a certain amount of miles from your residence, you are supposed to get more pay. Just some rumors I've heard, I guess we'll see on April 25th?
 

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Wow, seems like people dont' really know how they do it. The big mystery. I've heard several rumors myself but who knows. I heard they TRY to make an effort to place you somewhat near the city or town you live in. Maybe that means within an hour drive time. Being a Northshore guy with small kids I would hate to get he news that I was stationed in Lee or Cheshire. It would be worth it and I'd deal with it for the job.
 

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An hour drive time doesn't seem that bad to me... wear and tear is on your take home cruiser. Plus, the drive time I would assume be less then that due to the large number of motorists who do NOT want an MSP vehicle behind them...
 

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An hour drive time doesn't seem that bad to me... wear and tear is on your take home cruiser. Plus, the drive time I would assume be less then that due to the large number of motorists who do NOT want an MSP vehicle behind them...
The wear and tear is on your personal vehicle for your first year of breakin
 

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Actually you only drive your personal vehicle while in the "break in" phanse which lasts aproximately 3 months.....not 1 year.
 

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You many years does it take to work your way from western MA to Central MA? My guess is it will depend on how fast classes get funded.
 

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I heard your rank in your recruit class has alot to do with getting your prefered location. Can anyone confirm that or is that BS?
 

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I heard your rank in your recruit class has alot to do with getting your prefered location. Can anyone confirm that or is that BS?
Pretty much BS. Eventually, when you have Five years on and sometimes a little before, Seniority will help you bid your Station. Until then, you are placed where needed..
 

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Rock, the MSP can ship you 75 miles from your house before they have to pay you a little extra for the commute. Like everyone is saying you'll head west. If you are fortunate to get on the job, do yourself a favor and leave the politics behind. Imagine graduating and your classmates are headed for a 1-1.5hr commute and you are 30 minutes to your barracks. You'll be a marked man for the rest of your 25 yr career. Do your time like everyone else.
 

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Hey guys I am a local cop. I was just wondering where they are score wise on the MSP test. I think I got a 95 or a 96. I love my job so I lost track of the process. If someone could let me know that would be awesome. Also, how do I find my score.
 
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[/quote]Actually you only drive your personal vehicle while in the "break in" phanse which lasts aproximately 3 months.....not 1 year
Not true at all. You could be commuting in your pc for an indefinite amount of time depending on cruiser availability. Some got one right after break-in, others took up to two years. Seniority counts here, but not for much when you are the new class. It appears, however, that this class will have cruisers issued during break-in. We'll see.
 

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Thanks Bosco, thats the most to the point, informative answer I've gotten yet.
To Narccop33 - I got a 96 and had to have my application and info to SPHQ by tomorrow so I'm guessing you got a 95. Good luck.
 

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Go west is the general rule of thumb for placing Troopers usually. The demogrpahics have been pretty consistent with the past two classes. This is what I noticed.

Nobody go's to the airport! The Pike I'm not sure about, they took a bunch of guys out of the last class after break in, they might do it again especially now that the Big Dig is nearly finished and they have more road.

If you live in way western mass (B Troop), you will stay there. That doesn't necessarily mean you lucked out. You might live near Springfield and have to work in Cheshire which is still and hour plus ride.

If you live in Central Mass/Metro west you will work in B Troop.

If you live in Eastern Mass (greater Boston area), you will work in C Troop (Worcester county area).

If you live North of Boston, you will work in C Troop, possibly B pending on where you live. People in the Lowell area have been known to work in B troop. If you live further east, C troop for you.

Then there's D Troop, D is for different. If you live down the cape or the Fall River/New Bedfor area, a coupleof things coud happen to you. D Troop is wierd, again D is for different. D tends to keep their own. If you have the pleasure of breaking in Dartmouth for example, based on where you live you could possibly get launched to Norwell, which is still D Troop. If you do get launched and live near the Fall River end, your probably going to end up in C troop. If you live closer to the Rte 3 area, you'll probably end up on the other side of Boston (A Troop). Brockton area tend to go towards C troop.

Anyone that breaks in H Troop, greater Boston, is not staying. You will get launched!

I hope this helps, again this is just a general observation I have seen with the last few classes. This is not gospel and anything can happen. I know guys that lived in Middleboro that worked in Lee. Or Dorchester to Springfield. Anything can happen, but in general, your usually going to have about an hour commute one way.
 
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