Sunday, January 18, 2009
Factors in Hiring
Q.I am interested in becoming a cop and was told that if you have watched pornography you will automatically be disqualified. How true is that? My credit score isn't that good because of some hospital bills. Will i also be disqualified because of this?

A: Integrity of character is very important when going thought the hiring process as an applicant. Having viewed pornography in the past by itself may not be grounds for disqualification, but it will be a question that is asked of you (usually during the polygraph phase) and any deception detected there can rule you out. Credit scores and your financial history is viewed heavily by most departments as well to select the best candidates out of an applicant pool. Honesty in these ares is highly rated.


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