Can you become a police officer with bad credit or bankruptcy on your credit report?
Question by Mindchser: Can you become a police officer with bad credit or bankruptcy on your credit report?
I am going to be taking the Basic Law Enforcement Training program this year. I should be done in December, so hopefully I’ll be finding a job around early January.
Anyway, I currently have bad credit. 545 score to be exact. I have heard it’s very difficult to become an officer with bad credit so I am seriously considering filing bankruptcy. I have heard it takes around 6 months and your credit will be as good as new and thus, hopefully I would be able to get a job as a police officer.
So, does anyone know if this is the best way to go about it?
Thank you for any information.
Answer by Scotty
Credit scores and bankruptcies are considered in hiring, but none of the law enforcement agencies I’ve worked with make them an absolute bar to employment.
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