The Citrus County Sheriff's Office will disqualify any candidate whose background includes the following.
- Used, tried, tasted, experimented or possessed ANY illegal controlled substances in the last 12 months.
- Used, tried, tasted, or experimented or possessed ANY illegal controlled substances classified as Schedule I or Schedule II substance (excluding marijuana) in the last 5 years.
- The sale or delivery of illegal controlled substances. (Depending on the age, frequency and length of time these actions were done.)
- Plead guilty, nolo contendre, or have been found guilty to any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.
- Frequency and severity of offenses.
- A non-valid driver’s license. (For deputy position or any other position that will require the use of an agency vehicle.)
- Have more than 12 points on your driver’s license during the last 36 months, or shown a blatant disregard for traffic laws.
- In the past 60 months the following cannot have occurred:
- Had your driver’s license suspended more than twice for nonpayment of insurance or traffic fines.
- Had your driver’s license suspended or revoked once for traffic violations.
- Been convicted or plead nolo contendre to fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer or a similar law in another state.
- Been convicted or plead to driving under the influence or a similar law in another state.
All person will be prohibited from displaying any type of temporary or permanent body ornamentation on the neck, face, head, or on the hands.
Excessive body ornamentation which is determined by the Sheriff or designee, cannot be considered to be obscene, advocate sexual, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination, and does not detract from the appropriate conservative, professional image of the agency. The design shall not be prejudicial to good order, discipline and morale; or of a nature to bring discredit upon the agency; or likely to associate the employee with, or be interpreted as the employee associating with or advocating the agenda of, any criminal or extremist gang or other group.
Excessive Body Ornamentation – includes, but is not limited to, certain types of tattoos, brands, body mutilation, dental ornamentation, and body or tongue piercing. Excessive body ornamentation shall not include the normal piercing of the lower ear lobe as listed in Sheriff’s policy or permanent make-up when used as a cosmetic technique to resemble normal make-up applications.
You may have visible tattoo body ornamentation on one or both arms and/or one or both legs. Tattoos on the arms will not exceed past the wrist bone. Any tattoo body ornamentation cannot be considered to be obscene, advocate sexual, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination, and does not de-tract from the appropriate conservative, professional image of the agency.
You shall not use gold, platinum, or other veneers or caps for the purposes of ornamentation unless prescribed by a dentist as necessary dental work. Teeth, whether natural, capped, or veneer, will not be decorated with designs, jewels, initials, etc.
Employees shall not have any intentional/non-medical body mutilation, piercing (including tongue), branding or intentional scarring. Examples of prohibited intentional mutilation include:
- Split or forked tongues;
- Foreign objects inserted under the skin to create a design or pattern;
- Enlarged or stretched out holes in the ears (other than normal piercing); and/or
- Intentional scarring that is visible and cannot be covered as defined in this policy.
Applicants for sworn positions or non-sworn positions will be considered for employment if they have visible body ornamentation. This consideration will be done on a case-by-case basis to determine if the body ornamentation complies with the approved body ornamentation definition. The Sheriff or designee will make the final determination.
Applicants with body ornamentation on any area of the body that does not conform to the approved body ornamentation definition will not be eligible for hire.
Applicants with body ornamentation on the head, scalp, face, neck and hands will not be eligible for hire. Head, scalp, face and neck areas include the visible skin while wearing a collared uniform shirt with an unbuttoned top button. Hands will include area from wrist to finger tips.
- Deception- Falsification of information either verbally given or listed on your application.