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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
  • DUI regardless of time frame and age. Also include reduced charges. (e.g. negligent driving)
  • Suspension of driver's license within past 7 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.
Potential
  • Applicant's driving record.

Drug Use

Automatic
  • Illegal drug use or possession of any non-prescribed Schedule 1-5 drugs while employed in a criminal justice capacity or while serving in the military. This standard applies to synthetic versions of Schedule 1-5 drugs.
  • Unlawful use or possession of any non-prescribed Schedule 1-5 drugs (except for Marijuana/Hashish) over five (5) times combined. This standard applies to synthetic versions of Schedule 1-5 drugs.
  • Use or possession of any non-prescribed Schedule 1-5 drugs (except for Marijuana/Hashish) in the last three (3) years. This standard applies to synthetic versions of Schedule 1-5 drugs.
  • Use or possession of Opiates or Heroin regardless of time frame.
  • Intentional inhalation (huffing) of any aerosol or substance (e.g. nitrous oxide) in the last three (3) years.
  • Trafficking, selling, offering to sell, manufacture or transporting for sale of any illegal drugs, regardless of time frame.
  • Use or possession of marijuana/hashish within the last one (1) year, regardless of age.
  • Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Potential
  • Pattern or history of drug use.

Note
  • Drug schedules 1-5 derived from RCW 69.50.204, RCW 69.50.206, RCW 69.50.208, RCW 69.50.210 and RCW 69.50.212
  • "Possession" is defined as having actual physical control of any illegal (non-prescribed) drug for personal use or otherwise.
  • "Use" is defined as trying, testing, or experimenting, which includes, but is not limited to tasting, smoking, injecting, absorbing, sniffing, or inhaling.

Criminal Activity

Automatic
  • Any felony conviction.
  • Any criminal conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
  • Conviction for any crime under a domestic violence statute.
Potential
  • Adult misdemeanor convictions.
  • Pattern of Fish and Wildlife and/or natural resource violations.

Employment

Automatic
  • Dishonorable discharge from the United States armed forces.
  • 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
  • Any termination or resignation in lieu of termination, from any job.
  • 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 in collection or unresolved accounts in collection.

Other

Automatic
  • Any conduct or pattern of behavior that would tend to disrupt, diminish or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.
  • No Personal History Statement.
Potential
  • Exposed tattoos which cannot be covered by a standard uniform of the day.
  • Incomplete Personal History Statement, or inaccurate/outdated information provided in Personal History Statement.
  • Pattern of fish and wildlife violations

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 OfficerRecruitment@dfw.wa.gov.

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