Disqualifications

DISQUALIFICATION GUIDELINES FOR

ALL POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLICANTS

 

The following criteria will cause the disqualification of an applicant from the selection process for any position with the Arvada Police Department.  

Drug/Alcohol Use

· Use of marijuana within the last three years.

· Any arrest for Driving Under the Influence for alcohol or drugs in the last five years, unless case was dismissed.

· Influence of any other illegal drug within the last five years.

· Any production, cultivation, transportation or sale of illegal drugs.

· Any instance of fraudulently obtaining a prescription medication or controlled substance, or forging a  prescription order.

· Evidence of current excessive alcohol use. 

 

Driving Record

· Any citation for reckless driving or speed contest/drag racing in the last five years (determined by cited offense, not by plea disposition).

· Any driver's license revocation, denial, suspension, or cancellation within the last five years.

· Any driver's license revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender.

· Any Hit and Run accidents within the last five years.

 

Certification/Eligibility

· Falsifying documentation of a college degree, transcript, or specialized training.

· Falsifying documentation of law enforcement certification.

· Knowingly falsifying requested information during the selection process.

· Cheating on any portion of the selection process. 

 

Military Service

· Any dishonorable discharge from military service.  

 

Criminal History

· Conviction of any crimes prohibiting P.O.S.T Board certification (police officer applicants only).  To see "misdemeanors affecting certification" by P.O.S.T., go to www.ago.state.co.us

· Conviction of any domestic violence related offense.

· Any felony conviction.

· Any felony adjudication as a juvenile.

· Self-admitted commission of any felony as an adult.

· Applicant is currently subject to any restraining order pursuant to a domestic violence proceeding, or which prohibits them from possessing a firearm.

· Any pattern of criminal activity (self admitted or otherwise). 

 

Character

· Falsified a written report.

· Given perjured sworn testimony at any time as an adult.

· Offering or paying a bribe at any time.

· Current or former member or supporter of any group that seeks to alter the form of government of the United States of America by unconstitutional means. 

 

Previous Law Enforcement

· Soliciting or accepting a bribe at any time as a law enforcement officer.

· Giving false statements or falsifying a report at any time as a law enforcement officer.

· Use of any illegal drug, on or off duty, while employed as a law enforcement officer.