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Ty_max50

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first and foremost. im a Army Iraqi vet. not gonna go through the glitter and gold but i want to become an officer in SC. i have past drug issues.only marijuana. the last time i used was more than 2yrs ago not more than 3. also ive sold only 1 time, thats the same time frame. before that ive only used not even more than 10 times through out my life time. honorable discharge, no issues in military........everything is prior to military excect what i mentioned......the obvious......i plan on being totally honest with everything, are my chances of employment shot down?

White_shirt_max50

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Axe this question to the agency your interested in. Thanks for your service.

Ty_max50

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 in whom do i speak with. just officers i personally know or someone particular

Th_policeavatar_2__max50

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First, let me thank you for your service to this great country.


Second, using pot once or  twice is  one thing. Selling is a whole different ballgame. You have an uphill  battle. But I  suspect you have been there before and remained unscathed.


Go to the dept's. human resources/recruitment officer and lay it on the  line. You won't get an answer until you try.


""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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 i was givn the pot to give to someone and recieved the money soo pretty much sold it. never been convicted or nothing. its never hendered and other job but this is diffrent. when u say lay it on the line are u saying be truthful as in plan. or ask them  while picking up the app 

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I would sit down and talk to them first. Putting everyhting out there in the open. If you wait until you fill out the application you might be wasting theirs and your time. Being up front and honest and letting them know you do not want to cause any time wasted just might reflect well on you.


""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

White_shirt_max50

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I must agree with SGT405 and take his excellent advice. DO NOT attempt to sugar coat as this will be the kiss of death. The investigators are pretty intelligent and have heard all the stories. It will shout character if you address in your initial interview. Please apprise us with your progress.

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 soo im def confused now. i went into the HR for recruitment, which is in the county building (seperate area than where any county or city policemen are) and picked up my app. there was no one to speak with. the woman behind the desk hands me a packet which is only the app and consent to investigation. i currently know for a fact that the county of chester sc has a shortage. was even asked by a deputy was i intrested because im a vet. that was two weeks ago, hence why im on policelink. now im a little boggled cause when i "was" going to apply for another local city which is well known and highspeed t heir packet was a wopping 1inch of paperwork. i know my current city is laid back but maybe the rigorous paperwork comes later. i was told that they pick up every week if theres any apps and ill be contacted. is that when i should lay it all out there?

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Ok. This isn't rocket science. If the dept. does not have a recruitment officer to talk to  then fill out the application, answer all questions truthfully(which will cover the areas in question) and I would even add an addendum sheet explaining everything. Turn it in.


""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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 sorry for being a ass, its a habit of getting all info and details of a situation.but im appreciative. thanks for ur replies

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I can't answer for your department, but selling marijuana less than three years ago, I would not hire. Different departments have different qualifications. While this may not be an automatic disqualifier, you will have to provide something substantial to even it out. My suggestion would be to get a bachelor's degree is something other than criminal justice. After four year's you'll have five plus years of being good and a college degree. If a department still won't hire you, you'll have a degree in another field. Many people feel that a criminal justice degree is the only way to get into LE, but any degree will do.