Are drugs or excessive alcohol use disqualifiers?

Applicants seeking employment as a police officer are evaluated on an individual basis. The totality of the background investigation is taken into consideration for disqualification or non-select purposes.

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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?