Disqualifiers

AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS

 

The Scottsdale Police Department will automatically disqualify any individual who has:

  • Ever been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona.  
  • Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
  • Been previously denied certified status, have certified status revoked or have current certified status suspended.
  • Illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale marijuana or dangerous drugs/narcotics.  
  • Illegally used marijuana for any purpose within the past three years.
  • Illegally used marijuana other than for experimentation.  Experimentation is defined as not exceeding a total of 20 times lifetime or exceeding five times, since attaining the age of 21.
  • Ever illegally used marijuana, dangerous drugs / narcotics while employed or appointed as a peace officer.
  • Illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years.
  • Ever illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic other than for experimentation. Experimentation is defined as not exceeding a total of 5 times lifetime or exceeding one time, since attaining the age of 21.  This includes, but is not limited to, cocaine/crack, heroin, opium, morphine, LSD/acid, methamphetamine/speed, peyote, mescaline, or derivatives thereof.  
  • Have a pattern of abusing prescription medication.
  • Had excessive traffic violations within the past three years.  
  • Committed or violated federal, state, or city laws pertaining to criminal activity while employed by a law enforcement agency.
  • Been previously employed with a law enforcement agency and since has committed or violated federal, state, or city laws pertaining to criminal activity.
  • Lied during any stage of Scottsdale Police Department’s hiring process, falsified any information on the application or background questionnaire.
  • Use of non-prescription steroids since Jan.1, 1994, shall fall under the same restrictions as illegal use of dangerous drugs.
  • Conviction of a domestic violence crime, misdemeanor or felony or conviction of a lesser charge, which at the time of occurrence was a domestic violence crime.

 

DISCRETIONARY DISQUALIFIERS

 

The following disqualifiers may, upon review by the Scottsdale Police Department, make you ineligible to work for the department:

 

  • An inability to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Unlawful sexual conduct.
  • Commission of a felony.

  • Any discharge from the U.S. armed forces other than an honorable discharge.

  • Debts – demonstrated an unwillingness to honor fiscal contracts or just debts.

  • Any other conduct or pattern of conduct that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession.

  • Lied during any stage of any law enforcement’s hiring process, falsified any information on the application or background questionnaire.

  • Unresolved responses to relevant issues when administered a polygraph examination.

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