I have a DUI. Will I be able to get any job in the field of law enforcement?

My dream job is to be an animal cop. I would also like to be a youth correctional officer, a juvenile counselor or a dispatcher, but i'm afraid i ruined my chances with the DUI 2 years ago. thanks ahead!

Asked By: C Deezy McCain - 6/19/2007
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Not all, this is no Nazi Germany, no matter what the Goose stepping Media says these days. This is a forgiving society as a rule (look at Hollywood and politicians), now if you got 4 or 5 DUI's that could be a bit f an obstacle, but time can cover over many problems, and it was two years ago. Did you learn your... More
Answered By: edjdonnell - 6/19/2007
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Thats not a good example though.....
Answered By: ♥ - 6/19/2007
Everybody's life is ruined. It's not the DUI.
Answered By: Euthanasia Bait - 6/19/2007
If your conviction was under the age of 21 you might be able to get it expunged on a "youthful offender" motion.
Answered By: civil_av8r - 6/19/2007
Looks like you just screwed the dog.
Answered By: Jimithy ™ - 6/19/2007
I don't think the DUI will be a problem (technically, it's still a traffic thing); as long as nothing else is on your record and you have changed your ways.
Answered By: enchanted - 6/19/2007
yes you will still be able to pursue a career in law enforcement.......
Answered By: jonni_hayes - 6/19/2007
Yes, you can. The good thing is it is a Misdemeanor instead of a felony. I have a couple of friends who are cops, who both have DUI's. When you apply you just need to be upfront with them, they will work with you.
Answered By: Rob C - 6/19/2007
If it was a misdemeanor, no problem. Felony??? Not a Chance...
Answered By: Ken C - 6/19/2007
Well in Allentown, Pennsylvania a police officer who had a DUI prior to becoming a police officer ran over and killed a 4 year old on the way to call. So I guess I would have to say that they don't have as high of standards as I thought they did - so you may be in the clear.
Answered By: Susie D - 6/19/2007
Were you convicted of a felony? If so, look for another career.
Answered By: John B - 6/19/2007
No, you can apply and get accepted these days. When you interview you need to show that you are positive about your experiences with alcohol or whatever and that you bring your experiences with you to a law enforcement position. The federal government's idea about applicants is somewhat like this: If you did it, admit... More
Answered By: Mary W - 6/19/2007
You might be OK. They basically look to avoid people with criminal history... More
Answered By: Artman - 6/19/2007
So you want to be an animal cop and a youth correctional officer... More
Answered By: H_bomb - 6/19/2007
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Answered By: Nick - 6/19/2007
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