Can you become a cop with a disorderly conduct ticket?

Asked on March 2, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Many people can become police officers but you need to look at the specific requirements in your state to see what would be precluded (like felony convictions for example). Police officer candidates must not only pass fitness tests and written exams, but they must also pass ethical standards and background checks. You must usually take psychological tests and polygraph tests so better to be honest than not.

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