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I know a recruit who has done foolish things (stolen from an employer for example and googled the words "child porn") as a teen (age 16-17). He is now 21. He wants to go into Law Enforcement and has completed LE Academy, he has no felonies, has good driving record, good credit, good references BUT admitted to the foolish things on the poly pre-test. Two agencies disqualified him from him admitting his foolishness.  How long does he have to sit out before the foolish things no longer matter to agencies?
What does he do now to build his resume or is he forever never going to be in law enforcement?

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The issues you mention are serious matters to law enforcement agencies. Generally, there are many candidates for police officer careers. Accordingly, why hire someone who may have behavior issues? It may be a legal liability problem because the police agency had prior knowledge. This could be a difficult hurdle to overcome. I cannot offer any suggestion.

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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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