Disqualifiers List

Subject to final interpretation by the Chief of Police or his/her designee any of the following categories can be used as guidelines for temporary or permanent disqualification.
 
1. HAS USED ILLICIT SUBSTANCES AS INDICATED IN THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

a. Applicants will be temporarily disqualified when they have admitted to conduct which constitutes illegal use of marijuana during the last ten (10) years. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The age of the applicant at the time of the illegal usage will be taken into consideration.
 
b. Applicants, who admit to conduct which constitutes abuse of legally obtained prescription medication(s), or illegal use of prescription medication(s) of another person, may be temporarily or permanently disqualified. Conduct involving the abuse and/or misuse of prescription medication(s) will be considered on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to circumstances and recency. Applicants will be permanently disqualified when it has been determined or they have admitted to conduct which constitutes illegal use of felony grade substances as defined in the Texas Penal Code. This also will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
 
2. APPLICANTS WILL BE TEMPORARILY DISQUALIFIED WHO HAVE VIOLATIONS EXCEEDING THREE (3) EVENTS (MOVING VIOLATIONS OR PREVENTABLE ACCIDENTS) IN THE PRECEDING THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS OR A RECKLESS DRIVING CONVICTION IN THE PRECEDING SIXTY (60) MONTHS.

Lesser but more severe violations that tend to indicate driving habits that are not compatible with the operation of emergency vehicles and present potential liabilities to the City of Corinth will be temporarily disqualified. Reapplication will be permitted when the candidate can meet the above standards.

3. HAS BEEN DISMISSED OR RESIGNED IN LIEU OF DISMISSAL FROM ANY EMPLOYMENT FOR INEFFICIENCY, DELINQUENCY, OR MISCONDUCT. THIS WILL BE EVALUATED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

Disqualification under this provision will be considered permanent.