Police Officer Hiring Process – Background Investigation
The purpose of the background investigation is to determine if there is anything in your background that would disqualify you from the position that you have applied for. “Disqualifiers” will vary by department, while there are some disqualifiers that are fairly universal.
The background investigation is only done on applicants who have gone through the hiring process and are now being considered for employment.
While background investigations are using done prior to an applicant being offered employment, there can be situations where a background investigation has not yet been completed, the applicant will be offered a job, but based upon successful completion of the background investigation.