Should someone applying for a police officer job put someone down as a reference that's just been arrested for DUI?

Asked over 1 year ago - Fort Myers, FL

A friend of mine wants to use me as a reference for a police officer job, he has in the past, but two weeks ago I was arrested for DUI. I don't really want to tell him I was arrested for DUI, but don't want to harm his chances for a new job. Will the police department look me up if he uses me as a reference?

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  1. Richard Timothy Jones

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . DUI's are looked on the same way as other crimes such as drug possession. If you want to help your friend you should let him know what's going on. If you can't do that, you should politely decline.
    Austin Jail Release and Bond Assistance
    Austin Texas DWI Lawyer

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  2. Larry Thomas McMillan

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . As long as you don't try to hide the arrest, I do not think your arrest will be a problem.

  3. John Naumovski


    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . I agree with the above attorneys' advice

    the information provided above is for information purposes only and you should consult an attorney for specific... more
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