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Old 10-03-2012, 1:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Skin1991 View Post
So your telling me if you even smoked pot you can't become a LeO because the polygraph. There is no way that every police officer/LEO has never smoked pot ever.
That is not the case. I am in my mid-40's and have been a LEO for 23 years. I admitted to trying marijuana (1 joint) in my senior year of high school. I did not get DQ'd.

I don't know how old you are, but if you are talking very recently, they would probably DQ you. If it has been several years since you smoked it and did not smoke it regularly, you should be ok. Do yourself a favor and be honest. You will go through many different types of interviews, one of them being the polygraph. It would be very easy for them to catch you in a lie and that would be automatic DQ for you. Just be honest and you should be ok.

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