My question involves a background check in the State of: California
When I was in high school, I was caught with a metal brass knuckle concealed in a shoe. I was also associated to a gang. I got a year of probation and successfully completed it. Soon after completing my probation, I enrolled in college.
Duriing college, approximately 2-3 years after my crime, I was in the hiring process for the border patrol. I had already passed the written test, physical, and oral interview. However, when it came time for my background investigation, I was not able to continue in the hiring process.
Now approximately 7 years after that incident, I continue to pursue my wish of becoming a law enforcement officer. I am in the hiring process for various governmental law enforcement positions, however, I fear that my criminal record will continue to affect my chances despite my efforts.
The only thing I have in the criminal record in the incident in high school and a speeding ticket in my record. I have 2 other tickets that don't appeared either because I paid them or got dimissed.
I am almost 24; the criminal incident happened when I was barely 17. I have a bachelors degree in criminology with a GPA of 3.78 and a commulative GPA of 3.35.
Any advice? What are my chances?
I have a background interview with the LAPD in a few weeks.