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The following criteria will cause the disqualification of an applicant from the selection process for any position with the Arvada Police Department.  

Drug/Alcohol Use

· Use of marijuana within the last three years.

· Any arrest for Driving Under the Influence for alcohol or drugs in the last five years, unless case was dismissed.

· Influence of any other illegal drug within the last five years.

· Any production, cultivation, transportation or sale of illegal drugs.

· Any instance of fraudulently obtaining a prescription medication or controlled substance, or forging a  prescription order.

· Evidence of current excessive alcohol use. 


Driving Record

· Any citation for reckless driving or speed contest/drag racing in the last five years (determined by cited offense, not by plea disposition).

· Any driver's license revocation, denial, suspension, or cancellation within the last five years.

· Any driver's license revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender.

· Any Hit and Run accidents within the last five years.



· Falsifying documentation of a college degree, transcript, or specialized training.

· Falsifying documentation of law enforcement certification.

· Knowingly falsifying requested information during the selection process.

· Cheating on any portion of the selection process. 


Military Service

· Any dishonorable discharge from military service.  


Criminal History

· Conviction of any crimes prohibiting P.O.S.T Board certification (police officer applicants only).  To see "misdemeanors affecting certification" by P.O.S.T., go to

· Conviction of any domestic violence related offense.

· Any felony conviction.

· Any felony adjudication as a juvenile.

· Self-admitted commission of any felony as an adult.

· Applicant is currently subject to any restraining order pursuant to a domestic violence proceeding, or which prohibits them from possessing a firearm.

· Any pattern of criminal activity (self admitted or otherwise). 



· Falsified a written report.

· Given perjured sworn testimony at any time as an adult.

· Offering or paying a bribe at any time.

· Current or former member or supporter of any group that seeks to alter the form of government of the United States of America by unconstitutional means. 


Previous Law Enforcement

· Soliciting or accepting a bribe at any time as a law enforcement officer.

· Giving false statements or falsifying a report at any time as a law enforcement officer.

· Use of any illegal drug, on or off duty, while employed as a law enforcement officer.