Police Record Section Questions on the SF-86

Originally published at: https://www.clearancejobsblog.com/police-record-section-questions-on-the-sf-86/

Many security clearance applicants seem to get confused about what they are required to list when they get to the police record section on the SF-86. There are “EVER” and within the last seven year questions, questions that deal with alcohol, questions that deal with illegal drug use, questions about domestic violence, questions about arrests,…

I wonder if the confusion sometimes arises due to the fact that private sector employers, for routine non-clearance jobs, are no longer permitted to ask about arrests (only convictions).