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If I had failed a past employers drug test for THC 3 years ago, will that automatically disqualify me from getting a law enforcement job?

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John:

I don't believe, in my opinion, it would disqualify you.  However, one needs to examine your use in context of your situation.  Did your employer terminate your employment?  Was the test routine or in response to job performance? Other issues could be: addiction vs recreation, any treatment issues, arrests, motor vehicle infractions involving substance abuse or any other use of illicit substances.  

Be honest with your answers and be prepared to explain the circumstances if you need to.

I hope this information helps.

Best regards,
Bob  

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Robert Tapogna

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Probation/Parole: Career requirements, what kind of duties, supervising officers, conduct probation violation investigations. Establishing security training curriculum, training methods, writing lesson plans, NYS security license requirements. Security environments to seek employment-court, park, retail, industrial and campus security. Adjunct instructor, police, security & corrections, career requirements, different career fields, value of internships

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Probation supervisor Court Security supervisor Campus security director Industrial security officer Retail security officer Security Training Manager Park security Criminal Justice adjunct instructor

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American Society for Industrial Security National Organization for Victim Assistance National Sheriff's Association Rochester Professional Network Consultants

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MS Computer Network Security BS Criminal Justice

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