civil service lateral

Discussion in 'Civil Service' started by plumbob, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. plumbob

    plumbob New Member

    Hello, I am new to this site. I just had a question on something and could not find any answers so I figured I would try here. My question is, if you are employed by a Massachusetts civil service police department and you put in for a lateral transfer to another police department, do you still have to go through a medical exam, psych exam and a PAT? Or does this all depend on the hiring agency? I see on extranet that some postings say that candidates will be required to pass a medical and psych but say nothing about a PAT. Or it will say a medical and a PAT but nothing about a psych.
    Just wondering thanks for the help.
  2. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    I would say that every department would have a medical and psychological exam as part of their process. Not sure about the PAT test though.

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  3. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    If you're actually worried about passing the PAT, you're in trouble.
  4. MiamiVice

    MiamiVice MassCops Member

    No PAT. Just background and if the hiring agency wants a medical and psyc.

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  5. plumbob

    plumbob New Member

  6. Rogergoodwin

    Rogergoodwin MassCops Member

    After being on for a few years, the PAT could feel like a marathon...
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  7. USAF286

    USAF286 MassCops Member

    The hardest thing about the PAT was trying to avoid the tumble weed size dust balls blowing around packed with pubes from every soldier in the last 100 years...yeah I went to Hudson.

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