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disqualifications for being a police officer

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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Does a felony as a minor dismiss you from being applicable?

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My understanding is if you were CONVICTED of a felony and the sentence given would have given you a maximum of more than a year in the state pen, then the answer would be yes, if you where applying in California. This would include a reduced sentance where the original crime was a felony conviction, but was reduced to a lessor crime. I believe that is the requirements for California. 

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

   Depends on the crime its self, how long ago it was and how you present youself now.  Good luck just remember to tell the truth in the matter when asked.  In Georgia your not convicted as a minnor you adjudicated same difference to me also Juvenile records are sealed  But can be viewed for criminal justice employment.     

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i can see that they are on the prowl again today. 


 Kimono and DGC try the hooked on phonics website.  no doubt you both could use it!


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

In many departments in Virginia, if you have been convicted of a felony, whether it be juvenile or adult, you will be unsuitable for a career in LE. This also applies to positions of trust with the government.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

You can not hold public office if convicted of a felony crime.  This said, what would make you think that being a convicted felon would make you qualified to enforce the very laws you held with distain?


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

It would be nice if Kimono and DGC posted an introduction so we would know more about them.


I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents..." --James Madison

"Posterity — you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." —John Quincy Adams

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

If you have passed the written exam and you have been through the Oral Interview... somewhere in there they must have told you or given you in the application packet a list of disqualifying events.


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Speaking as one who has served as a sworn law enforcement officer; I happen to agree with ALH. There is a brotherhood in law enforcement. It is not one that is achieved easily. We expect those that we work with to abide by the laws of the land...not just after they are hired, for to be hired and serve as a sworn Law Enforcement Professional is a privilige, not a right. You must meet physical, psychological and moral standards when hired. A convicted felon is not a person who should be allowed to "protect and serve"...they have already violated the trust.


That is not to say that a person cannot change, however change or not, if convicted of a felony, there are other careers that are helpful and rewarding where you are not held to a higher standard. Law enforcement is a career that needs to draw the line.


 


 


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Some of the Officers I knew turned out to be the worst criminals ever. But you're coming from the outside - in... You need to prove yourself and know the right people that will support your character. Some small towns thats all you need. Larger agencies require a more stringent employment process such as physical and psychological and even academic testing.


I also think if you paid your dues for your crime and it wasn't a disgusting felony and you really want it - then you should go for it. There are a lot of people who have turned there life around and do a fine job, some are even judges!

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Not sure How you were given a written test?

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According to the profile, Kimono is already a police officer.


You should know about the felony charge already.


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Guardme2 says ...



According to the profile, Kimono is already a police officer.


You should know about the felony charge already.



Kimono not verified by PL as LEO.

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Years ago when I first entered law enforcement a friend of mine informed me, he had a felony conviction for armed robbery. Myself and several others wrote letters regarding his character. He received a governors pardon. When he passed away he was employed as a police officer. I was so proud to call him my friend and to watch him turn his life around.

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Anyone who is convicted of a felony should not even apply to any Law Enforcement agency.  We need to keep the good, honest and trustworthy officers on the job and the criminals out. The problem with today's departments and agencies is the criminal elements that we have in those areas which makes it very hard for all of us. We have enough of bad apples that tornished our departments already. Law Enforcement is not a job it is a way of life.