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Help with F.B.I. Tattoo Policy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Spoonfullamikey, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Spoonfullamikey

    Spoonfullamikey oregon Member

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    I want to pursue a career in the F.B.I. and I am curious what there policy is on tattoos. Ive done some research online and the only answers I could find was that no visible tattoos. Obviously nothing on your hands face and neck, but what about your lower arms and legs? Nothing visible in a suit or short sleeved shirt and long pants? I couldn't find anything concrete on this. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time folks.
     
  2. Kentucky Windage

    Kentucky Windage WA State Active Member

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    FBI policy states, nothing visible.

    If you want a more specific answer, you could call your local field office and/or check on usajobs.gov. Do not ask questions that you do not want the answer to.

    You could wait on the tattoos until after you get a seat, so that you do not potentially disqualify yourself.
     
  3. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    They let Keanu Reeves and Gary Busey into the FBI so i think you should be just fine
     
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  4. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    They're visible as soon as you're in shorts and t-shirt while in training and doing PT (or PE or whatever they call it today)
     
  5. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I think you should pursue completing several courses of remedial English before you pursue a career in the FBI. I'm pretty sure spelling and grammar count for those folks.
     
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  6. Spoonfullamikey

    Spoonfullamikey oregon Member

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    Don't be a dick man. If you don't have anything to contribute leave it be. I am sorry you have some personal vendetta against spelling and grammar errors but it does not mean you have to mess me with when I am just asking for a little help. I know that I am not very good at it and I'm not gonna spend unnecessary time fixing every little mistake just to post it on a forum. It does not make your day any harder and if you have that much of a problem with it, don't read my posts. I don't want to sound to much like a jackass but going out of your way to mess with me about something as trivial as this is a little ridiculous my friend. I'm sorry that my lack of refinement while writing this post bothered you so much. My humblest apology.
    Thank you Gentlemen for your time and your answers.
     
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  7. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Everybody relax a bit. He is just looking for info on the board
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  8. Spoonfullamikey

    Spoonfullamikey oregon Member

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    That's awesome. Thanks for that.
     
  9. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a vendetta, and I wasn't joking. I am serious. Knowing how to communicate effectively in the English language is important to an agency that relies heavily on clear, concise information.

    Sorry that got lost on you somehow.
     
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  10. joe dierte

    joe dierte issaquah Member

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    Good pep talk, you should look into high school career counseling.LOL!

    Spoon as a tatted up loser I recommend waiting till you have tried out a few different career paths. It is harder even in police departments to get hired on. It would be a stupid reason not to get to even try out.
     
  11. Spoonfullamikey

    Spoonfullamikey oregon Member

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    Thanks Joe. I hope there policy is not that strict. I suppose I should wait until I at least get the chance to actually talk to a person.

    And Ironbar I did not realize that writing something in a informal setting such as this needed to be as clear and concise as a investigation report. Time and place man. But thanks for the heads up. Maybe you should be a guidance councilor.
     
  12. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    It is so nice to see that everybody in this world is as perfect as you are.
     
  13. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    Spoon - a couple of questions. And I'm not trying to pick a fight or be a dick.

    Why do you want to work for the FBI? In all honesty and truthfulness.
    What is your educational background?
    Can you pass an invasive background check? Polygraph? Psych evals?
    Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
    Do any of your close friends or family members have a criminal record?
     
  14. Spoonfullamikey

    Spoonfullamikey oregon Member

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    I wan't to try and help out and do some good.
    I am going to start earning my degree in the fall
    I have no criminal record, I can pass a poly, and I hope to god I can pass Psych evals.
    I do have close family that has criminal records but have not been in trouble with the law in several years.

    That's not a disqulifier is it?
     
  15. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    It can be, depending on what, when, etc
     
  16. Spoonfullamikey

    Spoonfullamikey oregon Member

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    If my memory serves me right, felony possession of a narcotic, felony possession of a stolen firearm, and felony battery. Among a lot of other misdemeanor charges and jail time here and there.
     
  17. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    what tattoos do you have and where are they?
     
  18. Spoonfullamikey

    Spoonfullamikey oregon Member

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    Don't have any right now. I was planning on getting one on my forearm just below my elbow. I also have one I wanted to get on my lower leg. But it sounds like it will DQ me so I probably wont get those now.
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And this is after you pass the initial entry tests!

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    Finance
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    Law Experience
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    Military Experience
    Physical Sciences Expertise
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  20. badclam

    badclam willapa bay Sunny SW WA Active Member

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    Somebody as thin skinned as you are should think twice about getting a tattoo.
     
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