This evening I took my written test for the confinement officer position. I found out that there was around 200 applicants that originally applied for this job and they selected about 50, me included, to take this written test. Only around 45 of those people showed up tonight to take the test. I’m not going to go into detail on what was included on this test, but it was extremely easy if you could read and comprehend the given passages. Also after this simple test there was a series of yes or no questions to answer based on what things you think were right and wrong. I’m not sure how to further explain that to make sense at the moment. Finally, we had to write a paragraph on why we wanted to become a confinement officer. In this paragraph, I basically stated that this job would be my first stepping stone into becoming an Allen County Police Officer. I was born and raised in Fort Wayne and have come to love this area. I’ve seen it grow, I want to be a part of this community and continue to make this a great place to raise a family. The paragraph wasn’t supposed to be a page long, so those were my main points.
Whoever passes the written examination will be given a personal interview in front of a board of representatives which I believe includes County Sheriff Fries. He said around 25-30 will usually pass the exam. After these people get interviews they will narrow it down to about 8-10 to do a polygraph test. And whoever passes the polygraph will be done with every stage. They only have two full-time positions and one part-time position available in this process, so narrowing it down would seemingly be tough for them! We’ll see how far I get, and if it doesn’t happen this time around, they said that the jail usually hires new confinement officers every three months and I will apply again.
I know I won’t hear anything back for a while, and it’s going to kill me, but I have to be patient! I’ll be sure to keep this page updated!