Below is a list of the most common areas that may disqualify an applicant for employment with the Whittier Police Department. This list is not all inclusive and other information or facts revealed in the detailed background investigation may also be sufficient to disqualify an applicant.
- Use of marijuana within the last 3 years.
- Use of LSD, cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin or any other illegal drugs at anytime.
- Sale of marijuana, drugs, or narcotics at any time.
- Knowingly remaining in place where narcotics were used.
- Use of non-prescription steroids within the last 12 months.
- Past drug use
- Felony conviction.
- On probation or parole.
- Adult conviction for a property related offense.
- Sex act for which criminal prosecution would have resulted had the incident been reported.
- Unable to obtain a valid California drivers license.
- Unable to obtain motor vehicle insurance.
- Revocation/suspension of drivers license within the past 3 years.
- Continued responses indicating deception on questions asked.
- Withholding information from polygraph examiner.
- Failure to meet the standards as determined by the department psychologist (written and oral interview).
- Physically incapable of safely performing job duties pursuant to ADA regulations.
- Falsification and/or omission of any data on personal history statement.
- Untruthfulness to the background investigator.
- Not U.S. citizen or resident alien having filed for citizenship.
- Inability to communicate with a variety of types of people as is expected of a police officer.
- Unfavorable work history (discipline, firing, attendance problems, lack of stability, etc.).
- Poor credit history
- Signs of immaturity from background investigator.