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06-25-10, 10:06 PM
06-26-10, 08:45 AM
I hate to sound picky, but if you turned in an application with that kind of grammar and spelling, I'd ****can it after the first paragraph. Police have to have a command of the written English language.
All that would have to be determined by the psychologist during the testing. Taking an anti depressant (I assume that's what that was) because of a temporary situation is different from being chronically depressed. The suicide attempt would be again determined by a professional psychologist.
06-26-10, 11:25 AM
I apologize for the grammar, I was sort of rushing. I should have taken the time to correct it because it is important.
Thanks for reading, and I guess its all up to the psychologist. Do you know of any DQ rules such as and automatic DQ for any antidepressant use in the past 3 years? I heard there was a rule like this in another thread...
06-26-10, 11:49 AM
I can't answer for all departments, but it's not with mine. The depression, what caused it, is it still present and what are the chances of it returning are more important than actually taking anti depressants.
06-26-10, 11:57 AM
DQ "rules" usually are "Administrative Standards" for employment that each agency has, and they vary. Check the agencies you apply for.
Taking an illegal drug or a Rx drug without a proper prescription, are different than taking medication under a doctor's supervision. Some medications indicate a medical or mental condition that could affect hiring.
Good point from retdetsgt, and ditto from another cranky old Det. Sgt. Your writing skills will affect your career directly. Your writing is who you are (on paper). Best to come into the LE profession with good writing skills, than the struggle to improve. A local university or community college may offer courses in technical or descriptive writing.
Employment screening by a department retained psychologist or psychiatrist is where your mental/emotional suitability for employment is determined.
06-26-10, 12:39 PM
06-26-10, 12:52 PM
I can't take it anymore. Your name reminds me of this and I had to do this:
06-26-10, 03:26 PM
HAHAHA I LOVE IT. That movie is actually why I have that nickname!:lol:
06-28-10, 09:43 PM
OK IM GOOD... got my confidence back up, im sure ill do fine. Thanks guys!
Can someone delete this thread?