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Qualifications

There are numerous minimum qualifications that must be met.

Citizenship

The applicant is or will be a citizen of the United States prior to the completion of certification training.

Age

As mandated by Nebraska State Statute 81-1410, an applicant must be at least 21 years of age prior to the completion of training. Proof of age must be furnished at the time of application.    

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Driver's License

An applicant must possess a valid current driver's license. The applicant must not have been convicted of driving while intoxicated in the two years immediately preceding admission to the training academy.

Education

As mandated by Nebraska State Statute 81-1410, a qualified applicant must have graduated from high school, or must possess certification of an educational development of at least a high school graduation level (G.E.D.). An applicant must also be able to read and comprehend English at the 11th-grade level.

Health

An applicant must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position. Mental and physical fitness will be determined by examination.

Conviction Record 

By mandate of Nebraska State Statute 81-1410, the applicant must be free of any conviction by any state of the United States for a crime punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary for a term of one year, or more, or by any foreign government for a crime which would be punishable by imprisonment for a term of one year, or more, if committed in Nebraska; or has been pardoned for such offense; or has had a conviction for such offense overturned or reversed by a court of competent jurisdiction.

As specified by the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 (formerly known as the Gun Control Act of 1968), it is unlawful for any person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence "to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunition."  Therefore, the applicant cannot be adjudged or convicted of a crime of domestic violence as defined in the United States Code, 18USC922(g)(9), that would disqualify him/her from possessing a firearm.

 

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