General Forums >> Law Enforcement Careers >> Use of weed, and the affects of it on application to department.

Rate

Use of weed, and the affects of it on application to department.

832 Views
10 Replies Flag as inappropriate
Photo_user_blank_big

1 post

back to top

Posted over 2 years ago

 

 So  I am 17 years old, male I smoked weed once 2 months ago. Will. This look really bad on me when I tell the departments I apply for in the future after college? Will I be less likely to be hired for a position than someone else?

Rafngreenblack_max50

885 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

-http://policelink.monster.com/topics/77644-does-prior-drug-use-automatically-disqualify-you-from-an-le-career-check-here-before-you-ask-in-the-threads/posts

Half_dome_yosemite_national_park_max50

726 posts

back to top
+1

Rated +1 | Posted over 2 years ago

 

YOU DID WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


Rcsd04_max600_max50

657 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

 


Seriously?!?!?!??! 


You wouldn't go in there for a million bucks...A Cop does it for less...A Reserve does it for free....

Half_dome_yosemite_national_park_max50

726 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

Cheeze1616 says ...



 So  I am 17 years old, male I smoked weed once 2 months ago. Will. This look really bad on me when I tell the departments I apply for in the future after college? Will I be less likely to be hired for a position than someone else?



YOU SHOULD BE JUST FINE, ITS NOT A BIG DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rcsd04_max600_max50

657 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

 Seriously, your 17 years old. You need to stop this stuff and grow up. Doing weed is not going to help you in life. Your probably still in high school and probably hang around those that smoke right? Time for some new friends. Put yourself in positive surroundings and positive things. If this a job that you seriously want to do then you need decide now and not play around and experience wrong things. At this point in your life everything starts to show up on records and paperwork with someone. 


You wouldn't go in there for a million bucks...A Cop does it for less...A Reserve does it for free....

Schultz3_max50

408 posts

back to top
+1

Rated +1 | Posted over 2 years ago

 

 Stop using weed, be good in college. You'll be fine.

Th_policeavatar_2__max50

734 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

Cheeze1616 says ...



 So  I am 17 years old, male I smoked weed once 2 months ago. Will. This look really bad on me when I tell the departments I apply for in the future after college? Will I be less likely to be hired for a position than someone else?



 


Well, at 17 you knew you wanted to be a cop but still chose to smoke  the evil weed. I am of the opinion that when someone willfully breaks the law having that goal, is not someone most depts. want. It shows a lack of judgement and character. With all that said, you still have a chance provided that there is nothing else on your background by the  time you are 21-22. You need to adjust your behavior and attitude. Watchwords for the day:Character,Honor,Ethics,Morals and just as important, Commitment.


""Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes"
Alexander Dumas-The Count of Monte Christo

287058_10150769938210193_733380192_20441952_2462039_o_max50

12 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

It will effect it slightly. If you stop now though, you should be fine.


The way it'll effect it will depend on the agency and how strong they feel you are as a person overall. Suppose it boils down to hiring you, or another applicant. They have a clean history, never done anything, and is just as strong of a candidate than you. You, on the other hand, have smoked weed. The likelyhood that they'll pick him is greater. 

White_shirt_max50

4944 posts

back to top
Rate

Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

Joined yesterday. First post. One post wonder.