Saturday, November 14, 2015

Just Say No

If you can avoid it, don't drink alcohol or use drugs.  They will not enhance your career as a police officer.  Many officers each year get into off duty fights, domestic violence, or drunk driving incidents and lose their jobs.

Some states are making marijuana legal.  This will also not enhance your career in law enforcement.  The Federal government still considers it illegal.  Most states still consider it illegal.  Just because it is legal in your jurisdiction does not mean it's a good idea.

Many agencies are still likely to consider significant marijuana use to be a dis-qualifier for working as a cop.  There are no advantages to using it and the disadvantages are significant.  If you use marijuana on your time off and then get involved in a major incident the next day it may still show up in your system and cause you to loose reasonable doubt about your actions.  Don't use drugs, that's what the SGT Says.

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