There are several possible areas concerning a potential Police Academy applicant’s background that will preclude their admission to the Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) program at this academy. Read and understand these disqualifiers. If you are not qualified for entry to the program, your application will be denied.
General Disqualifying Factors
It is Academy policy to disqualify a potential applicant from admission or processing for admission for failure to successfully complete the items listed below:
These items are covered in depth in application requirements and forms.
Driving History Disqualifying Factors
Any conviction for any driving felony.
Conviction for any of the following activities during a five-year period prior to the beginning date of the class:
Narcotics Abuse Disqualifying Factors
Any activity, arrest or conviction after the age of 18 (or after being adjudicated as an adult for Criminal Prosecution purposes regardless of age of adjudication) for the following violations:
Violations occurring prior to the age of 18 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
*See Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) web page for links to Florida Statues for a detailed explanation of drug class categories.
Domestic Violence Disqualifying Factors
Federal law prohibits persons convicted of any domestic violence violations (18 U.S.C. 922 (g) (9)) from carrying a firearm. Accordingly, any potential applicant fitting this category is disqualified from admission to or processing for admission to the academy.
Anyone individual applicant arrested or charged, but not convicted, of a domestic violence violation where the charges have been dismissed for cause or persons having been served with an active injunction for protection which prohibits the applicant from carrying a firearm is disqualified from admission to or processing for admission to the academy.
Any applicant arrested or charged, but not convicted, of a domestic violence violation where the charges have been dismissed may apply for admission.