Automatic Disqualifiers for Police Officers

Automatic Disqualifiers for Police Officers

Criminal Record and Activity
Any felony conviction is an automatic disqualification.
Any criminal activity that would be considered a felony under federal law of the state in which the activity occurred is a disqualification.

Traffic Violations
A DUI conviction within 5 years, or a suspension or revocation within 3 years, is an automatic disqualification. A history of traffic violations, or an accumulation of six (6) or more points, is an automatic disqualification.


  • Use of an illegal drug two years prior to application, or at any time usage of a hallucinogenic drug, will be an automatic disqualification.


  • Dishonorable discharge from any military service.
  • Untruthfulness and/or intentional withholding of information on any application, interview, or paperwork associated with the position. Examples of intentional withholding of information would include deliberate inaccuracies or incomplete statements
  • Cheating on any examination or testing associated with the position.

Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of background disqualifiers. Applicants who are successful in the initial testing will undergo a thorough background investigation, including voice stress analyzer / polygraph examination. Areas of concern will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis within the context of the full investigation / review.