Below are some of the reasons why an individual might be disqualified from the selection process.

Failure to meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Not a U.S born or naturalized citizen
  • Lack of a GED or high school diploma
  • Not willing to work a particular shift

Failure to successfully complete any of the following:

  • Reading comprehension, if required
  • Physical fitness test, if required
  • Background investigation
  • Interview
  • Polygraph exam
  • Psychological exam
  • Medical exam and drug screen

Drug history:

  • Marijuana use within the last six months
  • Schedule II drug use (cocaine, methamphetamine, etc.)
  • Sale of any drugs

Criminal History:

  • Any felony conviction / Association with known felons
  • Misdemeanor conviction within the past two (2) years
  • Any DWI in the past five (5) years or more than one (1) DWI ever
  • Domestic violence conviction

Tattoo or body art:

  • any visual tattoo(s) on the neck, head, face, or ears (see below in bold)
  • any body piercing and intentional (decorative) disfigurement are prohibited from view
  • any questions concerning tattoo disqualification should be addressed to the Captain of Internal Affairs or designee

All information obtained during the selection process will be kept confidential. In the event that your application is disqualified, CPSO is under no obligation to reveal the reason for said disqualification.