Hartford, CT asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for New York

Q: About 5 years ago I violated an order protection I got arrested and so on can I become a police officer if I violated it

Can I be disqualified if I violated and order of protection?

1 Lawyer Answer
William Jaksa
William Jaksa
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Toronto

A: Please understand that I don't know the hiring standards of the police service you would like to apply to, but generally speaking a conviction and record for disobeying court orders would likely not make you the most ideal candidate. Be prepared to provide an explanation that makes sense if you do decide to apply.

I am aware of some police services that will hire potential officers even if they have convictions for minor offences (ie. simple assaults, low-end impaired driving convictions).

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