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08-26-08, 12:56 PM
Hello out there. I used the search function but did not find a topic addressing exactly this. I am scheduled for the September 13th NYSP PAT. Unfortunately I have a troublesome knee injury that may force me to miss it. I could suck it up and qualify but might hurt my knee more. My question is if I apply for deferment, does claiming injury hurt my chances in the future and is a deferment likely to be granted? If not for that is there another way to get deferment? I put off the NYPD and FDNY in hopes of getting this job, but I do not want to hurt myself by pushing too hard. I have a stable job so I would not be badly effected financially. Any opinions or advice? Thank you.
I highly doubt that it will "hurş" you. At most when it comes around to going through the medical portion of the hiring process they'll ask you what the problem was and maybe have you provide medical records showing that your knee is healed. They only do that for liability reasons though because they don't want to hire you and have yo blow your knee in the academy. As long as your doctor says your knee is fine and you can perform the functions of a police officer then you'll be fine. But if you really don't think your knee will be fine for the test then defer it. Its not worth permanently injuring yourself
08-27-08, 05:13 PM
thanks for the input, after talking to the doc i think i will be deferring, no surgery thank God, but I will be on crutches with an immobilizer. Sucks I have to wait, but this is the job I want and is worth the wait.