Yeah, we weren't quite so thorough lol.I'm a cop in a different part of the country, but I had to complete an application that contained the same information I used for my secret clearance in the military. I had to complete a physical agility test, a written test, an oral interview, a polygraph, a background investigation, a psychological exam, a health physical, and an interview with the chief. Then I completed a 16 week Academy, followed by an additional seven weeks of in-house training. Then I did an additional 15 weeks of field training. The whole process from turning in my application to being on my own was about a year.