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    Default Background checks - include times pulled over by Police?

    Hey y'all,

    On my background check info, it asks for every time I had a ticket/was detained/questioned/fingerprinted/etc. Should I include times I've been pulled over and given a verbal warning?

    I'm inclined to say yes, so I've written paragraphs for each time explaining the circumstances and the outcome. Never received a ticket for any of them.

    What do y'all think?

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    I wouldn't, but I am not applying for a job.

    Why would you? If you received a ticket, then by all means list it.

    If you were arrested, list that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    I wouldn't, but I am not applying for a job.

    Why would you? If you received a ticket, then by all means list it.

    If you were arrested, list that too.
    I guess the only reason is they just keep emphasizing not leaving anything out...

    Never been arrested, but I did get pulled over one time because someone thought I was planning a robbery... got off with a verbal warning there too.

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    Would say no

    Unless you know there is a record of contact

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit7 View Post
    ...but I did get pulled over one time because someone thought I was planning a robbery...
    What kind of things were you projecting or saying to make someone think that AND actually act on it???? It says a lot to your character on that alone.

    Overall, no need to put down you were pulled over if it did not lead to an arrest or detainment. Unless the questionnaire specifically asks that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    What kind of things were you projecting or saying to make someone think that AND actually act on it???? It says a lot to your character on that alone.

    Overall, no need to put down you were pulled over if it did not lead to an arrest or detainment. Unless the questionnaire specifically asks that.
    Videotaping the exterior of a closed mall. Myself and several friends were into making short movies, and we were scouting this location for a possible shooting location once we had obtained the proper permits.

    Someone saw us with the video camera, assumed we were up to no good, and called the police.

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    No unless there is a contact record with your name on it

    Go to that city, have them run your name and see if it comes up!!!

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    Aahhhh
    Makes sense. Okay, sorry. Made a snap judgement there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    Aahhhh
    Makes sense. Okay, sorry. Made a snap judgement there.
    Hey, no problem. The way I presented it at first made it sound like I was doing something stupid.

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    It ..."asks for every time I had a ticket/was detained/questioned/fingerprinted/etc." I would jot down everything you can remember only because they asked have you ever..... A good Background Investigator will know what is relevant and which is not. Good Luck.
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    Reread your original post. The directions are very clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulLepore View Post
    Reread your original post. The directions are very clear.
    Exactly, it's very clear. Put down everything you remember.
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    I hope you're not implying that he "forget" something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulLepore View Post
    I hope you're not implying that he "forget" something.
    As someone who worked in law enforcement before my FD life, and have taken three polygraphs, I can assure you that I'm not implying that he forget anything. There was no sarcasm implied in my post in any way.
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    Just went through a background. Everyone has made mistakes in life. The background investigator is looking for you to be open and honest. With that said, I gave him every ounce of information I could think of. The background investigator was pleased to see that I put everything from the biggest things to the most minute details. All they want to see is that you're an honest person and that you've corrected and/or are making an honest effort to work on your past mistakes. This is not a time to hide anything, you know what to do.

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    Box Alarm,
    I have read many of your posts over the years and you always seem to be right on the money. I am glad to hear I misinterpreted your post. Stay safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerdef View Post
    All they want to see is that you're an honest person and that you've corrected and/or are making an honest effort to work on your past mistakes. This is not a time to hide anything, you know what to do.
    Yup, that's what I thought about the whole process... We'll see how it goes! Thanks for the advice guys!

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