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Minimum Qualifications for Police Officers

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1. Be a United States citizen;

2. Be at least 21 years of age; except that a person may attend an academy if the person will be 21 before graduating;

3. Be a high school graduate or have successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination;

4. Undergo a complete background investigation.

5. Undergo a medical examination before appointment. 

6. Not have been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona;

7. Not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces;

8. Not have been previously denied certified status, have certified status revoked, or have current certified status suspended;

9. Not have sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale marijuana or Cannabidiol Infused Products (CBD);

10. Not have used marijuana or Cannabidiol Infused Products (CBD) for any purpose within the past three years;

11. Not have ever used marijuana or Cannabidiol Infused Products (CBD) other than for experimentation;

12. Not have ever used marijuana or Cannabidiol Infused Products (CBD) while employed or appointed as a peace officer;

13. Not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported for sale a dangerous drug or narcotic;

14. Not have illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana, for any purpose within the past seven years;

15. Not have ever illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic other than for experimentation;

16. Not have ever illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic while employed or appointed as a peace officer;

17. Not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication;

18. Undergo a polygraph examination.

19. Not have been convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with a frequency within the past three years that indicates a disrespect for traffic laws or a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway;

The illegal use of marijuana / Cannabidiol Infused Products (CBD) or a dangerous drug or narcotic is presumed to be not for experimentation if:

1. The use of marijuana or Cannabidiol Infused Products (CBD) exceeds a total of 20 times or exceeds five times since the age of 21 years; or

2. The use of any dangerous drug or narcotic, other than marijuana or Cannabidiol Infused Products (CBD), in any combination exceeds a total of five times, or exceeds one time since the age of 21 years.