I got (my only) DisCon from a Misdemeanor concerning employee theft. I accidentally cancelled an order wrong that spit out a gift card without cancelling the order. That never happened to me before and now I want to move past my mistake.
I asked around and it appears that IF I do become a cop I would be working in the borough where I live. My concern is, the place I got accused of employee theft is a department store that calls the cops almost every single day several times a day.
I do not know if I'm technically banned from the store or not. I even use to have lunch with the LP in the office for the 5yrs i've been there so they know me.
My question is: If I get a call to go there for a shoplifting issue and I myself may be banned from the store for the very same thing...
First, your one discon will likely not prevent you from becoming a police officer. If you do become a police officer, and you get called to the store, you have to go to the store. It seems unlikely that hte store will say anything. They'd rather have police protection then hold a grudge. If you are realy concerned about this, than once you are appointed, pass the academy, and are assigned to the precinct that includes the department store (lots of ifs), you call the manager of the store (like an adult) and tell him, you are NOW a police officer assigned to his precinct, that you will be there whenever they need you, and that you want to confirm that your past history (which by then will be many years old) does not effect your ability to serve the community.
If you get "accepted", and if you are posted in that precinct, and if that store is part of your "territory," it would be a good idea to discuss this with your superior. But, as Mark Twain said, "I've worried about a million problems that never happened."
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NYPD generally does not disqualify for non-violent misdemeanors in my limited experience.
If you are called to a store as an officer, you are acting as an officer and not as an individual, so you should answer the call as directed by your superiors.
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