MIL From military to police officer : background check?

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  1. Socrates

    Socrates New Member

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    Does anyone know how much police departments look into your military history? Just look at DD-214, or do they call previous commands and so on?

    This is assuming the future cop meets the requirements of being a police officer BECAUSE of his 2+ years active duty.
     
  2. SW20 Nick

    SW20 Nick my avatar is cuter than urz

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    From what I know, they onlt look at your discharge. If it was honorable, no problem. Other than honorable and they're gunna wanna look into it (some other than honorable discharges are acepted. Dishonorable = not a chance.
     
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    dont forget the polygraph , anything is open season
     
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    aftershock- rawr -.-

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    They do a local records check. I'm an MP, and I have background investigators comming in here all the time to get them.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    You military history will come out in the interview portion during the application process. It's best that, if you had some hiccups during your career, you are upfront with it. Call it an "Integrity Check."
     
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    SW20 Nick my avatar is cuter than urz

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    U can beat those in court. I know of some1 personally who passed one and raised several red flags. The key is consistency; u say something, you STICK TO IT. As soon as u say u lied, they shitcan u. Why? Now they know u r capable of lieing to them, don't matter if u came "clean" in the end. Also, lie detectors are far from 100%
     
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    What he said.
    I had an honorable and was only asked what I did in the Air Force (career wise) but didnt get ask any in depth questions during the process`
     
  8. Socrates

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    My problem is I was in the military a little less than 2 years. In order to be a police officer in my city, you have to have at least 2 years in the military.

    I was in the Marines infantry for a year and a half, before being medically discharged. 100% fixed now though.
     
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    Also, on my DD214, it only shows my last command dates, but it never says anything about my enlistment date. It does show my discharge date though.
     
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    SW20 Nick my avatar is cuter than urz

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    What about basic? I'd even see if u could use your dep time, technically you were in the military and you could have been called....but u def can use the time from the day u shipped for basic to the day u were discharged on paper.
     

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