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Position Disqualifiers

*Failure to disclose any of the following activities or records will result in automatic disqualification if discovered during the hiring process, or dismissal if activities are discovered after hire.*

Category Disqualifier

Description

Driving

Automatic
  • A traffic crime conviction in the last 5 years or while employed in a criminal justice capacity (DUI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.)
  • Suspension of driver's license within past 5 years or while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
  • Pattern of traffic violations and/or auto accidents in the past five years or while employed in a criminal justice capacity.

Drug Use

Automatic
  • Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
  • Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Potential
  • History of illegal drug use, sale, and/or manufacture

Criminal Activity

Automatic
  • Any adult felony conviction.
  • Any misdemeanor or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
  • Conviction for any crime under a domestic violence statute.
Potential
  • Adult misdemeanor conviction
  • Juvenile felony conviction
  • Pattern of fish and wildlife violations

Employment

Automatic
  • Dishonorable discharge from the United States armed forces.
  • Untruthful during any stage of the hiring process
  • Falsification of the application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
  • Previous revocation or denial of any CJTC/POST certified status, or suspension of current CJTC/POST certified status.
  • Any termination, or resignation in lieu of termination, from a law enforcement agency.
Potential
  • Substandard performance evaluations
  • Civil litigation while employed in a criminal justice capacity

Financial

Automatic
  • Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential
  • Current credit accounts or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Other

Automatic
  • Any conduct or pattern of behavior that would tend to disrupt, diminish or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.
  • Exposed tattoos which cannot be covered by a standard uniform of the day (hands, face, neck, head, etc.)
Potential
  • Pattern of fish and wildlife violations
  • Multiple discrepancies and/or errors in information provided throughout the hiring process.

Potential disqualifying factors will be considered in the context of all other information that is available to us. If you are unsure whether certain past behaviors/circumstances may disqualify you, please contact our Recruitment and Hiring Division at 360.902.2929 or OfficerRecruitment@dfw.wa.gov.

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