Employment exclusion |  Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Employment in law enforcement requires public trust. Only individuals whose behavior, character, and behavior do not discredit themselves or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) will be hired. GBI’s hiring process considers the integrity, ethics, honesty, bias, financial responsibility (credit) and past conduct of all applicants. While the GBI reviews a lot of information and considers circumstances in many areas regarding an applicant’s background, the following standards are among those that automatically disqualify applicants from consideration:

  1. Intentionally falsifying, misrepresenting, or omitting relevant information when completing the application, pre-interview questionnaires, polygraph, or other pre-employment documents.
  2. Intentionally providing inaccurate, misleading, false or fraudulent information during the employment process.
  3. Poor management of personal finances. (Debts, pending civil suits, garnishments, warrants of expropriation, bankruptcies, etc. are investigated to determine a candidate’s suitability for employment).
  4. Personal state or federal tax debt or delinquent student or government loans unless the applicant has an approved payment plan.
  5. Failure to obtain required educational or professional license or certification.
  6. Any conviction for a felony.
  7. All outstanding criminal charges pending decision.
  8. Sufficient misdemeanor convictions to demonstrate a pattern of disregard for the law.
  9. Admission or discovery of an applicant’s involvement in a crime of a serious or serious nature.
  10. Any conviction or plea of ​​nolo contendere within the past year for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI).
  11. Any conviction or no contest plea for a serious traffic offense within the last two years, including, but not limited to: fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, vehicular homicide (misdemeanor), failure to stop, failure to render aid, or abandonment of information, and race.
  12. Five or more convictions and/or nolo contendere pleas within the last two (2) years for moving violations.
  13. Ongoing criminal activity or history of criminal activity other than minor traffic offenses.
  14. Completed first-time offender treatment for a crime that indicates a security risk to GBI facilities, records and/or information.
  15. Current illegal drug use.
  16. Any pattern of marijuana use that suggests unrehabilitated substance abuse.
  17. Any pattern of drug use other than marijuana that suggests unrehabilitated substance abuse.
  18. Illegal sale, distribution or manufacture (including cultivation) of medicinal products.
  19. Intentional contact of a personal nature in the past year with people who use illegal drugs in the presence of the applicant.
  20. Use or possession of marijuana or non-prescription anabolic steroids in the past year.
  21. Use of an illicit drug or combination of illicit drugs, other than marijuana or illicit anabolic steroid use, within the last 10 years.