Federal Law Enforcement Job (Background Investigation)


#1

Hello, I recently applied for a Federal Law Enforcement Job and currently going through the process of the Background Investigation. My question is regarding my past and if I will get a favorable adjudication. Approximately 15yrs ago (age 18) I was charged with hit and run. I hit a car in a parking lot and there was no damage after I checked and then departed. The court case was dismissed and there was no charges for damages etc. I went to college why I worked (correctional officer), moved on to (federal service), completed degree. Resigned when spouse accepted job and family relocated, I have not received any unfavorable action since (I also volunteer for non-profit organizations) etc. Do I have anything to worry about? Thanks for your time.


#2

Shouldn’t be a factor for a tier 4 or 5 investigation but as you know, 0083/1811 is competitive and the hiring panel is its own animal in terms of onboarding.


#3

You won’t even have to disclose an offense such as you described if it occurred 15 years ago.


#4

Thanks for the response. I appreciate it.


#5

Thank you, that is what concerns me, I hope that the time factor will be considered and the fact that it was a one time incident and the behavior did not continually occur. Thanks for the post.


#6

Yeah, if that is your only issue - you are overreacting… I’ve known 1811’s with DUI’s in their past…