Some of the questions require you to recall information about yourself from a certain number of years ago or from your whole life. It is important that you include incidents that happened in your criminal history even if it was a long time ago or the details are unclear.
Work History: You will need to account for your work history for the last 10 years or longer if you have worked for law enforcement before. You can contact your former employers for dates of service, your job title and duties and your supervisor’s name.
Traffic History: You will need to account for your traffic history for the last 8 years. You can obtain a copy of your driving record from the transportation department for the state you are or were licensed in. As a standard, driving records only go back 3 years so you should make sure you ask for a copy of your entire driving record. If you have traffic history in Idaho, visit www.idcourts.us and do a search for yourself by first and last name.
License Suspensions: You will need to account for any time your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked even if it was a long time ago or if it was only briefly. You can obtain information about your suspension history from the transportation department where you are or were licensed. On your background, please list the start and end dates of your suspension or revocation and the reason why it was suspended or revoked.
Criminal History: You will need to account for any time you were charged, cited, arrested, held or detained by any kind of law enforcement agency for any felony or misdemeanor case. You must disclose even if you were told it would not show on your record because it was withheld, expunged, dismissed or you were acquitted of the crime. If you know you have criminal history but you don’t know the details, you can request the police reports from the police department or county sheriff that cited or arrested you and the court documents from the court in the county where the charges were processed. You may wish to attach copies of these documents to your background when you submit to speed up the process. Please disclose any criminal history you have because non-disclosure can lead to disqualification even if the incident would not have disqualified you if you had disclosed it originally. If you have criminal history in Idaho, visit www.idcourts.us and do a search for yourself by first and last name.
Former Addresses: You need to account for the places you have lived. We understand that exact addresses may not be available to you, however you must provide us with the city and state you lived in and the time frame that you lived there.