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My name is Stan, and I am interested in becoming a Law Enforcement Officer with The Department of Public Safety.
I have been a correctional officer for about 3 years now,
and I am ready to take a step up. I have already interviewed
and got the OK from the Deputy Director of Public Safety and recieved "the packet". There is one dilema. When I was 21 years old I successfully completed Pre Trial Intervention Diversionary Program, and the expungement process. In my packet I am not sure if I am to disclose my past or not put anything down because it was expunged through SLED I understand a background check will be done, but I dont know what to do.


What was the crime that you committed when you  "I successfully completed Pre Trial Intervention Diversionary Program, and the expungement process."

That would be important.

By the way the abbreviations that you are using are pertinent to your state and not mine.  I have no idea what the "packet" is nor "SLED"

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Jack Toomey


If you are an author I will be happy to help you however I do expect a reasonable donation using the PayPal icon. U.S.: I am an expert in this category for the purpose of giving young people an idea what the hiring process involves for the position of police officer. I am getting a flood of questions from young people who are being influenced by unrealistic television shows. I'd ask you to consider that when you watch police shows on television that they are NOT realistic and most of what you see does not happen in real life. Please do not ask me about potential jail sentences that you, your friends, or family might receive in court. There is no way for me to know that. I am NOT a probation officer so I cannot answer questions about probation and parole matters. I am a retired police officer with 26 years experience.I worked in a variety of assignments including investigations, homicide, sex crimes, runaway investigations, missing persons, and fraud.I also dealt with the general public during that time giving a wide range of advice on matters such as domestic disputes, problem solving, teenage problems, civil/criminal matters, and dealing with the mentally ill. I am available to give sound and reasonable advice which can solve most problems. Please do not ask me to do homework questions or online interviews. Young people should not rely on the Internet for interviews. Local police officers are normally very agreeable to assist students with interviews and surveys.


Worked as a police officer/detective for 26 years.

Graduate of the University of Maryland.B.S. in Law Enforcement.Attended numerous schools and training courses involving investigations, interviewing, interrogations, crime detection, domestic violence, and others. Recognized in court as an expert witness.

Received numerous awards during my police career for expert investigations. Handled the most sensitive and confidential investigations. In 1999 I won an award for my work with high school students while working in my new career in a large suburban high school.

B.S from the University of Maryland.

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