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Wanting to be a Federal Agent or K9

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Posted over 4 years ago

 

I had a history with Drugs in my background.  I am a new person now and I have been working my tail off to get back to the way I wanted to be all those years ago.  I can honestly say that what I went thru made me a better person for it.  I am now on the fight for the war against drugs.  Has anyone ever heard of someone like myself actaully making it out there?

Andrea_and_i_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

I have.... Glad to hear that you have left that life behind and not allowed it to take over your life, unlike so many others. It will take some patience and dedication to overcome the demons in one's past when drugs are involved, but it can be done.

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

This topic has been beat to death on this site. Its not impossible however, certain drugs may DQ you. I would check with the agencies and inquire. Glad you got the monkey off your back.

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Rate This | Posted over 4 years ago

 

Any history of drug use is pretty much a guaranteed disqualifier for any federal agency.  I understand that marijuana expermentations yearrs in the past will let you start the process with some federal agencies, but I suspect that the drug experimentation would DQ you for candidates that have no history, most federal positions are extremely competitive, and of course, only the best are chosen.

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It seems odd to me that there is so many different responses to the same question.  I have heard that it's possible depending on what exactly your looking to do, but I guess I won't really know til I actaully apply.

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Each agency and/or department sets their own standards, so there is no blanket answer unfortunately. And then how the administration interprets and handles the policies is also somewhat influenced by personal opinion. So, like you said, you will have to see what the department you are applying for has to say.