Becoming a cop with mild autism?
Okay so I recently thought about joining the navy. I went to the recruiting office and they told me my autism was an automatic Disqualifier for the navy. It was also an automatic disaqualifier for all other branches (even the coast guard). So I was thinking about becoming a police officer (as i wanted to become a navy SEAL but couldn't join the military at all). Anyways this is B.S.
So could the police department hire people with mild autism? I do function highly.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Well I do know you have to pass a psycological exam.
So that might be one thing.
Is it possible? Yes, because like what was posted on here, there are cops with autism (highly functioning).
You do have to pass a psycological exam. Your ability to pass or fail it will be one thing that determines if your autism will allow you to join.
Anyways, hope it works out for you dude.
- i + iLv 71 year ago
If you are going to have to interact with the
public, your chances are pretty slim, since
even high functioning still have trouble with
one on one exchanges. I am not saying you
cannot... just that you will have some big
hurdles to overcome. As someone already
stated, there is usually psych evals done to
screen candidates. Good luck.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Well man, sorry about the military.
To answer your question, well that would depend on a couple of things. One is the department you are applying to (some departments have different regulations and requirements than others). It also depends on like how your autism affects you.
There are cops with mild autism.
By the way, you can go to the police academy BEFORE you apply for the police department. that is propably the best way to get hired. If you go to the academy and get POST certified BEFORE you apply, they may still very well hire you even though you have mild autism because they know you are POST certified and are qualified to do the job (as you demonstrated your ability to pass the police academy).
One thing however, going to the police academy on your own is NOT tuition free. You will have to pay for it ON YOUR OWN.
Hope it works outSource(s): spoke to a cop, looked on LAPD website, also just know that you can go to the police academy BEFORE you apply
- Anonymous1 year ago
yes but if i were you i wouldnt disclose this
ive noticed that in the past when i have disclosed that i have mild autism it doesnt change how people act toward me whenever i am having problems on the job
my advice in whatever you decide to do is this; keep your game tight, make as few mistakes as possible and if you do make mistakes make sure nobody finds out
heck even play a few office politics, but not to the point to where you become the toxic employee that no one lovesSource(s): nothing
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- W.T. DoorLv 71 year ago
Candidates for law enforcement positions in the USA are evaluated by a psychiatrist. The evaluation will determine your eligibility.