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Disqualifications
The Avondale Police Department and / or AZPOST will automatically disqualify any individual who has at any time: 
  • Been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces 
  • Been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona 
  • Been previously denied law enforcement certified status or has their current law enforcement certified status revoked or under suspension 
  • Illegally used marijuana for any purpose within the past three years 
  • Illegally used marijuana, dangerous drugs or narcotics other than for experimentation. The use of an illegal drug is presumed NOT to be for experimentation if:
    • The use of marijuana exceeds a total of 20 times or exceeds 5 times since the age of 21 
    • The use of dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, exceeds a total of 5 times or exceeds one time since the age of 21 
  • Illegally used marijuana while employed or appointed as a Peace Officer 
  • Illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics while employed or appointed as a Peace Officer 
  • Illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale any dangerous drugs or narcotics other than marijuana 
  • Illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years. Examples include: cocaine, crack, methamphetamine (crystal meth or speed of any kind), anabolic steroids, except prescriptions only or FDA approved over the counter preparations 
  • Had a pattern of abusing prescription medications 
  • Been convicted or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with such a frequency so as to indicate disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway within the past three years 
  • Had your Arizona Driver’s License suspended as a result of excessive traffic violations or any other act that would automatically suspend your license, or received a suspected license from any other state as a result of similar circumstances 
  • Been previously employed as a law enforcement agent and since committed or violated a federal, state, or city law pertaining to criminal activity 
  • Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute 
  • Lied during any stage of the hiring process 
  • Falsified the background questionnaire or application

The Avondale Police Department also has discretionary disqualifiers that may be considered during the selection process involving: 
  • Alcohol use/misuse 
  • Unlawful sexual conduct 
  • Excessive traffic violations 
  • Commission of a felony 
  • Discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces other than Honorable 
  • Pattern of failing to meet financial obligations 
  • Any conduct or pattern that would tend to disrupt, diminish or otherwise jeopardize public trust in the law enforcement profession 
  • Inability to perform the essential functions of the position


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