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Police Job Disqualifiers


If you want to get hired as a police officer, you must know there are some things that can eliminate you. Any of these incidents below, if surfaced during your criminal history check, will disqualify you from the selection process (No Exceptions). This list is general and each department will have their own disqualifiers. Getting your job in law enforcement will be much easier if you keep this in mind.

1. Any felony convictions no matter what state you are in.

2. Marijuana illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale.

3. The illegal transporting for sale, selling, producing, cultivating of any dangerous drug.

4. The use of any dangerous drugs or narcotics during the past (5) five years. No more than (1) one time after 21 years of age (includes steroids).

5. The use of marijuana in the past (3) three years. No more than (5) five times after 21 years of age.

6. Conviction of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with such frequency so as to indicate a disrespect for traffic law and a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway within the past (3) three years. Acceptable frequency level to be determined by hiring panel.

7. Dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces.

8. Poor score on the following examinations: police entrance exam, polygraph test, oral board interview, psychological exam, & physical fitness test

9. Current abuse of prescription medications.

10. Driverís license was suspended, or revoked as a direct result of negligence.

Applicants must meet prescribed vision, color vision, hearing, and/or other police academy medical standards.

Important Note:
FALSIFICATION, OMISSION, MISREPRESENTATION, OR DECEPTION IN ANY STAGE
OF THIS PROCESS WILL RESULT IN YOUR IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM
CONSIDERATION.

Good luck in getting your police job!

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