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looking for LEO job in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

56 months ago

I want to be a LEO, but when I was 17, which was 5 years ago, I gave away my OxyContin to a guy who sold them then gave me the money at a later time. So since I never actually sold them, will this harm my chances? When I get to the background and poly I'm going to be honest about it but want to know what you think

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J-W in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

56 months ago

It could hurt your chances, but you could still become a police officer. Right now getting police officer jobs is usually very competitive. Any red flags can cause some employers to go straight to the next candidate. Police departments usually have many qualified applicants for a relatively few openings. It is better that this occurred when you were a juvenile as opposed to an adult, and it is better that that occurred 5 years ago as opposed to more recently. Definitely do as you wrote, and be honest about it.


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