I am interested in a career in law enforcement, however with the hiring freezes for police officers in my area and with how competitive it is, I figured I would get some direct experience behind me before applying. I did some research into a rating (MA) that seemed interesting and was relevant to civilian law enforcement experience. Unfortunately, it seems as if I may not qualify as I was diagnosed with bi-polar/depression at age 11: Can anyone confirm that this would be a no-go for me? I was medicated on and off from about 11 until about 4 years ago, but I haven't taken any medication since, nor have I seen a psychiatrist for it in that time...not sure if that would help my case or not and if I could get a waiver to bypass it or not. To be honest, it's not obvious at all I have it, as I am a fairly shy/quiet person and I have learned to keep it in check really well over the years. I just wouldn't want to waste either mine or the recruiter's time if it's a definite no-go scenario. The other option I was considering was 31B in the Army, as I did not see anything in the job requirements that would disqualify me, but my brother in law (who is currently a 31B) said to stay away from that MOS.