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I am looking for my future career, and this is something I really am intrested in! I am 22 years old and I'm the mother of a 3 year old little girl. I was home schooled and have been a stay at home mom since my daughter was born. Just a little background info. I have some concerns that I dont know  would help me pursue my dream. My husband made stupid mistakes when he was younger and has a felony on his record, he is not on parole or anything, and has not got into any trouble since his teenage years. I was wandering if this will effect my career and what to expect going into the academy. Any help would be great, thanks and God Bless!

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 Was he convicted of a felony? Whomever you apply with needs to be apprised of this information. For some reason I am not comfortable with your question and can't put my finger on a reason.

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I am looking for my future career, and this is something I really am intrested in! I am 22 years old and I'm the mother of a 3 year old little girl. I was home schooled and have been a stay at home mom since my daughter was born. Just a little background info. I have some concerns that I dont know  would help me pursue my dream. My husband made stupid mistakes when he was younger and has a felony on his record, he is not on parole or anything, and has not got into any trouble since his teenage years. I was wandering if this will effect my career and what to expect going into the academy. Any help would be great, thanks and God Bless!



Welcome to PL. Take some time to peruse the forums, as the answers you seek may already be available there. As far as your specific situation, we have no idea if your husband's stupid decisions will effect your marketability. Notice I said decisions, not mistakes. Accidentally putting diaper cream on your toothbrush instead of toothpaste is a mistake. Committing a felony crime is a decision.


Your best bet is to contact a local agency and ask them directly. And do it in person, not via e-mail or telephone.


Best of luck and enjoy the site...

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 hmmm ok.. first this is your first post and not an introduction, keeping that in mind I would have to say that you be totally candid with any question from your past or possibly his, or even knowledge of it.  See what happens.  Until then an introduction would be appreciated! 


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 uncledennis1--I just didn't want the forum to turn into a discussion about a ride along, and didn't want to stray from the topic that fears08 was talking about.  I thought she was just asking if she was right for police work; not if her/her husband's past would disqualify her. I also didn't mean to make your comments seem misleading.  Sorry about that!

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C.J. All is cool.

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I realize home schooling is politically correct now but-to me it shows a lack of social skills. Not interacting with or growing up with your  peers, forming  relationships, making decisions along the way is something we look at. Would the applicant be able to handle the interaction and stress of the job.


As far as your husband, were you together when he committed the felonies? If so that could hurt your chances.


""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

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....a few questions to help us and help you........


You hare 22 years old and have a three year old child.  You are interested in a career in Law Enforcement......I am wondering,


1). Does your husband work?


2). What plans do you have to care for your child while you are working? (you will be working shifts, holidays, weekends, etc).


3). Is your Home Schooling recognized and/or sanctioned by the State in which you live?


4). Do you have any plans to attend college?


5). How does your husband feel about your interest in Law Enforcement?


6). Are you prepared to miss birthdays, holidays, barbecues, family functions and all types of social gatherings because you will be working?


7). Are you prepared to lose some of your circle of current friends because they don't like "Cops"?


8). Are you emotionally and mentally strong enough to deal with the things that you may encounter on the job? (death, mutilated bodies, domestic violence, etc).


9). What is your motivation for seeking a career in LE? (just think the uniform is cool, just want to carry a gun, want to serve the community, etc)


10). Do you have any family, friends or aquaintences who have served, or currently serve in LE?


"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
Steve Jobs

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 Her question is unanswerable... How do we know if it's right for her?  We don't.  Only she knows this answer.  We all have someone in our family that is not a sterling citizen and depending on the agency and the FELONY committed by said husband will hamper any chances if she is right for the job.  


Answer that question... Am I right for LE?  Answering Retleo's questions will helpyou attain the answer.


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Bump Retleo and DL.


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        Whatever your heart desires and how you  feel confortable about what ever you become and what goals you set for your self . examine what is right for you and no body else, follow your dreams and follow your instict, because your gut felling maybe telling you some else. Because I have been there and all I could do is anitalize what I want to do,my school and my career . Think thing through and see what you feel is right.

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I was not with my husband when he commited the felony he was almost 17, his group of friends shot out 2 car windows with a bb gun, they got charged with tampering with a motor vehicle. My husband does work and is going to college himself. He is not the crazed 16 year old he used to be. Also he hasn't been in any trouble since. I have talked to local agencies and they said it would not put a hamper on my career choice. I have signed up for the academy that will start in the Spring. My family has alot of people who have served one including my Grandfather who served for 27 years, he past away before I was born. This is something I wanna do, not only to serve my commuinty but also if I can help someone or make a difference in their life I can sleep better at night. I know 22 is young to alot of you, but I'm very headstrong and determined. I have always set realistic goals for myself and have achieved them. My group of friends is not immature who "hate" cops etc. I dont surround myself with immature people, they all have faith in me and support me in my career choice. I also plan to study criminal justice. I have prayed about this alot and I know I'm making the right choice for me.


As far as homeschooling, I did interact with my peers I had friends through church and I attended their schools functions, ball games, plays, concerts, etc. and formed alot of friendships. I was not sad I was missing out in public schools, I didn't have your typical "high school drama" my friends and I on occasion would have our spats and thats normal. I was homeschooled along side my brother, and 3 cousins. Our curriculum was the same as those that attended public schools and we also took part in all major state tests, we went to a local GED school who monitored us during testing.


If there is anything I left out or you would like to know please reply.

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Good luck and train hard!


You can't cure stupid.

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Good luck to you. Keep on trying.

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It looks like you checked on it already...good job. Juvenile records are usually cleared when the child turns 18. The crime you described is not serious enough to stay on your husband's record. If it's not on his record, it should not be an issue.