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Posted over 2 years ago

 

 Hi all,


  I was wondering if I am wasting my time trying to get in the Michigan State Police CVE division. I have 3 DUI's, over 15 yrs ago when I was a stupid non responsible person. I have quit drinking, have no felonies, I have a CPL, and I currently drive a truck. Am I screwed? Are there any departments out there that would consider me? Thank you in advance.


 


                                                       

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"Call and axe."

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  Call recruiter?

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As the Panther said, call and axe. Agency policies differ.

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3 DUI's? Thats tough.. You're going up against guys with no DUI's and clean records. 1 DUI is bad, but 3?


You're best bet is to talk to an agency recruiter about it. Like those before me have said, call. If you ask me personally, I don't think you'd have a chance. But the agency is going to be the one you'll have to hear it from.


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Also, in many states a 3rd DUI is a felony. If that's the case your chances of a LE career are zero.


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Asking will be the only way to get an answer, but based on what you said you are not the droid they are looking for.  With 3 DUI's you probably drove drunk somewhere between 20 and 60 times, based on statistic on the likelyhood of getting caught ( and the MSP I'm sure know the stats), so that shows a prolonged lack of good judgement.

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You have maintained a good clear record and are working like a loyal citizen for years now. You should continue Your efforts to join one because even if You can't join one You'll have  a stable option already.

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 I'm a backgrounder. Every department will vary with their disqualifiers. Make sure you are eligible before wasting your time. I recall back grounding someone with 3 priors and got on, but her brother and dad both were in the department.