Can I become a police officer still?
Hi, it's a pleasure to with such a great community. (I hope to join you guys someday too!)
I live in NC and wish to become a police officer in the wonderful state, but all I have done wrong is really freaking me out! I smoked cannabis a bit when I was 15. I've quit it, but that is not my main worry.
When I was 15, someone posted a link to child porn, and I scrolled through it, realizing what the person had sent to me. I closed the page and reported the person.
Now, I believe that I would have no problem with that, because it wasn't intentional, and I never really did anything, but was tricked into seeing it. Now, this is what really worries me and give me cold chills.
I believe under some circumstances I watched some porn, not sure if the girl was necessarily underaged, but she may have been. Out of ignorance I did this, not knowing about the damage that it would cause me, (not only as a someone who wants to become a police officer, but I am very strongly a anti-under-the-age-of-18 sex supporter.) Now, under the ignorance of the subject, could I also call this encounter an "accident"?
I understand that watching pornography is extremely bad, but please give me some good news!
I haven't committed a crime since then, and still have a year left of high school. I have a feeling that if I admit what I did and work my best, I might have a chance at become a police officer. Is this possible at all?