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    Q540: If I have a criminal conviction; can I still join the Police?

    Having a criminal record is not automatically a bar to joining the police. It would depend on what you were convicted of, what sentence you received, how old you were and how long ago it was.

    However you would have to declare any convictions and each case would be considered individually.

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