What will disqualify an applicant during a background investigation?

Applicants seeking employment as a peace officer are evaluated on an individual basis. The totality of the background investigation is taken into consideration for disqualification or non-select purposes. Bottom line, be honest from the start. In dealing with legal issues, we take into consideration the seriousness of the offense, the age of the candidate at the time of the offense, how recently the offense occurred, the career path of the candidate at the time of the offense, any mitigating circumstances, and the impact, if any, upon the candidate’s potential credibility as a witness in a court of law.

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1. How should I prepare for a background investigation?
2. What are the milestones in the hiring process for candidates?
3. How long does a background investigation take?
4. What are possible disqualifiers for police officer applicants?
5. What will disqualify an applicant during a background investigation?
6. If my juvenile background is sealed, will my history affect recruitment?
7. Will debt and bad credit disqualify an applicant during the background investigation?
8. Do points on my driving disqualify me during the background investigation?
9. Are drugs or excessive alcohol use disqualifiers?
10. I’ve been arrested before. Does this disqualify me?