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Can you become a Massachusetts state trooper if you are bipolar?

Can someone who is bipolar become a Massachusetts State Trooper? I really want to be one but I don't know if I can for I am bipolar. I know I have things to work on before then, like my asthma, but I can't control my bipolarity it don't just go away, ya know?

Asked By: Jessy - 10/17/2008
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lets see, i'm just guessing but i'd assume that you are/ or have been on a psychotropic drug (and probably a powerful one if your bipolar). I would think that most police agencies would not feel confident having you out in the field and armed but i could be wrong. the best site i found for you so far (Massachusetts... More
Answered By: amayamd - 10/17/2008
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It may be possible, but you need to ask the Troopers about this one. They can tell you for sure. Usually, you must get documentation from your physician that you have not had a psychotic episode for a specified number of years. Some states still will not allow you to be employed in this job, even if you are 'episode... More
Answered By: cyanne2ak - 10/17/2008
 
Unfortunately I don't think it would be possible. However you could probably work for them in another capacity.
Answered By: mike_alegend - 10/17/2008
 
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