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An applicant may be disqualified for a number of reasons, including but not limited to those listed below.

  • Domestic Battery conviction: Any conviction of domestic battery. Diversion on a Domestic Battery charge constitutes a conviction.

  • Driving Record: Three or more moving violations within the past 2 years.

  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence): No DUI convictions within the past three years. Having convictions for two or more DUIs over a lifetime. Diversion on a DUI charge constitutes a conviction.

  • False Statement: False statements or omission of material fact, deception, or fraud during the hiring process.

  • Felonies: No felony convictions or felony charges pending.

  • Military Discharge/Conduct: Discharge other than honorable (no conditions).

  • Misdemeanors: Conviction and/or commission of a Class A or B crime within the past three years.

  • Narcotics/Controlled Substances: Recent use of materials containing THC (marijuana, hash, etc.) or abuse of prescription drugs. Sale of a controlled substance at any time. The use of Opium, Heroin, Cocaine, LSD or Methamphetamine, including any derivative or variation of these drugs, at any time will be highly scrutinized.

  • Probation/Parole: Currently on probation, parole or diversion.

  • Tattoos, Branding or Other Forms  of Body Art: May not be visible in areas that a standard police uniform would not cover. No exceptions. Note: Officers with forearm tattoos will be required to wear a long sleeve shirt in the summer.

  • Unacceptable Background: An evaluation of work history, educational history, military service, interpersonal relationships and general reputation.