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LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT DRUG POLICY

The Long Beach Police Department hiring standard concerning drug usage is as follows:

  • Marijuana - any use of marijuana in the last two years will result in disqualification from the current hiring process. This is not a life-time disqualification; just until a two-year period of no marijuana use has passed. 
  • Other illegal drug use (other than marijuana or hard drugs listed below) in the last three years will result in disqualification from the current hiring process. This is not a life-time disqualification; just until a three-year period of no illegal drug use has passed.
  • No use of hallucinogens LSD and Mushrooms within the last 10 years
  • Certain hallucinogenic drugs (PCP, Bath Salts, etc.) and illegal intravenous drugs (heroin, methamphetamine, etc.) are an automatic disqualification from this process. This is a life-time ban.

All other drug use will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and a determination will be made based on the applicant's overall qualifications.

LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT TATTOO POLICY

No tattoos may be visible while wearing the police uniform (this includes during recruit training at the academy); any forearm tattoos must be above the natural line of the wrist so they cannot be seen while wearing a long sleeved uniform. No neck, face, head, or mouth tattoos are permitted.

Tattoos depicting subversive, racist, hateful, illegal or other unacceptable pictures or messages are not permitted.

No intentional body modifications (scarifications, enlarged piercings, implanted objects, etc) are permitted to be visible while in uniform. Body modification that is not visible while in uniform will be decided on a case-by-case basis.  

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