Yeah, I know exactly what your talking about now. That was the informational meeting step, which involves filling out the background packet/application, and signing a bunch of stuff. Unfortunatley, at least in my opinion, my department isn't that great at getting back to people. Unfortunatley, it sounds like you got passed over. A group of 12 recruits was hired from the group from that meeting. They graduated a little while ago.
I wouldn't fret too much though. A friend of mine got to that point twice, and got passed over, before being hired for my academy. I know they went though 700 applications for my class, and originally invited 150 or so people to the informational meeting, to attend my 45 recruit class.
The one thing I do suggest, is to keep your resume on file updated. They only hold your resume for six months, and then remove it from consideration. I sent mine in several times before being hired. If you have any questions that you feel would help the group please post here, or PM me for more personal questions.