Can i still become a police officer if i have a dui?
i was charged with a dui about three years ago, i was wondering if i could still be a state trooper or police officer or hold any state job for that matter.
Best Answer :
In most states you are not automatically disqualified but that does not mean it will not be considered. Most departments have plenty of applicants and can be pretty choosy. If they have a choice between two candidates, one with a criminal history and one without, most departments will take the one who is less likely to have future problems. Some small departments have fewer choices and you would have a better shot.
Other Answer(3) :
The Colorado state patrol has the following restrictions
FALSE, FABRICATED, INTENTIONALLY OR UNITENTIONALLY OMITTED INFORMATION
Theft or taken without permission of items, goods and / or money (added together) of over $300 from an employer within the past 3 years (including military for personal gain).
Any incident of misdemeanor shoplifting, or accessory to shoplifting, whether caught or not within the past 3 years
Offering or paying a bribe
Soliciting or accepting a bribe at any time as a law enforcement officer
No use or possession of marijuana within the last 24 months.
Use of any illegal drug, except marijuana, within the past 5 years
No usage of illegal anabolic steroids within the last 12 months
Use of any illegal drug, on or off duty, while employed as a law enforcement officer
Any sale, manufacture or distribution of any illegal drug, including marijuana, within the past three years. If beyond 5 years, the following factors should be considered: The frequency of the behavior; the quantity of drugs involved; and the type of drug
Refusal to agree to submit to previous employers drug screening or drug testing as an employee within the past 5 years, as evidenced in past jobs
Unauthorized consumption of alcoholic beverage while on duty as a law enforcement officer, as evidence in past jobs
Refusal to agree to submit to a previous employer alcohol testing as an employee within the past 5 years, as evidenced in past jobs
Any felony conviction will be automatically disqualified
No Domestic Violence Convictions
Certain misdemeanors crime convictions, as defined by P.O.S.T., which would affect peace officer certification in Colorado (click here to view misdemeanors which will affect certification)
If an applicant has served in any branch of the military and was discharged under other than honorable conditions within the last 10 years.
Any DUI, DWAI, DUID conviction within the past 3 years (The 3 year timeframe is from date of convictions to date of initial application)
Any license suspension / revocation within the last 3 years
Any hit and run accident within the last 3 years reported or unreported
3 or more convictions of moving traffic violations within the past 12 months and/or 5 or more convictions of moving traffic violations within the past 5 years (example; Speeding, Turning Violations, Driving Actions Following Too Closely, Signaling Violations, Lane Violations, Right of Way, and etc.)
Is it your first DUI? Do you have Any other things on your record? Did they change it as a felony? If it is a felony I don't believe you can. A DUI stays on your record for 5 years. After the 5 years it is still there but not visible. However since you are wanting to be a trooper im sure that they can/will know bout it
Patrick Kennedy has a DUI and he is a United States congressman.
If you live in Rhode Island like Patches you are probably fine.