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Old 05-08-2013, 9:01 AM
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Default #2 haircut for taking POST?

Im going to take my POST tomorrow. I'll be going in a suit and tie. I'll also need a recomended haircut to impress the POST staffers.

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what POST do you mean? the standard Peace Officer's Written Exam?
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what POST do you mean? the standard Peace Officer's Written Exam?
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High and tight never fails usually accompanied by a good clean shave.
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+1 on the clean shave. I glance around and am shocked how some people present themselves at test sites. Sure, never judge a book by its cover yet a first impression is hard to shake. Neat short and clean has been my approach. Helps hide the receding hairline and bald spot up top too
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Make sure you shine your shoes! Sounds funny, but I walked in to a testing one time and the first thing they did was look over the table at my shoes!
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Make sure you shine your shoes! Sounds funny, but I walked in to a testing one time and the first thing they did was look over the table at my shoes!
Also cut your fingernails
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Yeah it wouldn't hurt to dress up, i've been to mass efficient written tests where about 100 people show up. (Some dopes show up in street clothes others in suit/tie-given in the larger crowds it's easier to stay anonymous.) I've also been at written exams with no more than 8 test takers and a panel of brass and City Managers handing out the scantrons. So dressing nice, shining your shoes and having the physical appearance of an on duty officer are a good bet. Just don't get too flashy, keep your sunglasses off your head, your sleeves down, and don't wear a silky shirt. Look professional but don't look like your headed to a ritzy night club.
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Shaved head (maybe military flap-top), clean nails, and clean-shaven. No sideburns. Good luck!
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just buzz it off 0
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Thanks for the advice fellas. Much appreciated!
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Maybe we should make a sticky out of this. As I'm sure a lot of people ask this.
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Just buy some clippers and go no guard all around. It's simple and clean.
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The Law enforcement community is a small place. More than likely you will get away with it but the consequences of showing up looking like a bag of dicks are tremendious
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Don't show up sagging pants or like you are an extra from Jersey Shore, other than that, just be clean and look like you want the job.
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Im going to take my POST tomorrow. I'll be going in a suit and tie. I'll also need a recomended haircut to impress the POST staffers.

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I guess everyone agency is different. When I took mine, they had the written and PAT the same day back to back so we were encouraged to dress appropriately for the PAT meanings shorts, shirt, running shoes. A clean hair cut wouldn't hurt though.
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Mohawk and a large nose ring !!!!
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Dressing to impress is never a bad idea.

However, if it is a mass test with a lot of people, and you are not going to be interviewed, business casual is probably OK. I have been a LEO for a long time, but I remember taking the CHP test and there were so many people there that it would have taken some severely sloppy dress to catch any Proctor's attention.
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