Can you join the force if you have a record?
March 28, 2007 1:42 PM Subscribe
Does having a minor arrest record automatically disqualify one from joining the police force?
posted by fugitivefromchaingang to Work & Money (16 answers total)
If, say, I have been arrested and fined once for being drunk and disorderly, is this sufficient for the police to reject me as a candidate, if I wanted to become a cop? I imagine this might vary on a state by state basis; let's say the state is Connecticut. If you don't know about CT, but do know about another place, please tell me what you do know, anyway. If this all seems terribly hypothetical to you, that's because I'm writing a story, not actually thinking of becoming a cop.