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LouC
18th April 2008, 09:58
Hi everyone,

Here's a fun question for you....

About six months ago I was smoking a spliff outside a bar with a friend. The police walked past, took our names, and added us to the 'cannabis register' (whatever that is).

Now I have a contract opportunity, but I need security clearance. Would what happened above affect this?

Any ideas, please!

Thanks
Lou

scooby
18th April 2008, 10:02
i want to say be open and honest... thats all they care about.

EternalOptimist
18th April 2008, 10:06
Being put on the weed register is no big deal, but attempting to get SC whilst knowingly being a criminal is very serious indeed, and can lead to you doing porridge.
Send me details of the contract and I will see what I can do to help you get out of this mess. I will also need you account number and sort code to help cover expenses.







:rolleyes:

ratewhore
18th April 2008, 10:17
Bearing in mind the relative value of advice given on these boards, I don't think you'll have a problem.

LouC
18th April 2008, 10:21
I should point out that it's not *actual* SC clearance, but rather a form allowing me to be vetted, ie a Basic Disclosure Application Request from some people called Security & Vetting Solutions Ltd...

ratewhore
18th April 2008, 10:22
I should point out that it's not *actual* SC clearance, but rather a form allowing me to be vetted, ie a Basic Disclosure Application Request from some people called Security & Vetting Solutions Ltd...

Forget what I said then. This is pre-employment screening and therefore the criteria could be different and you could be stuffed.

Pickle2
18th April 2008, 10:29
Hi everyone,
About six months ago I was smoking a spliff outside a bar with a friend. The police walked past, took our names, and added us to the 'cannabis register' (whatever that is).

Thanks
Lou

Im guessing plod did nothing of the sort. Can you really see him rushing back to the station to fill in 6 page form pot37684, when he can just as easily forget he ever saw you? He did is job by telling you to put the joint out. Anything else was just to put the wind up you and make you think twice next time.

PAH
18th April 2008, 10:29
About six months ago I was smoking a spliff outside a bar with a friend. The police walked past, took our names, and added us to the 'cannabis register' (whatever that is).




You should have given a false name. :rolleyes:

As it is you should come clean and if rejected accept you're a druggie scumbag like they'll label you. I'm sure the real Lucy will be able to give you some counselling on coping with your new label if you only like designer ones.

Ardesco
18th April 2008, 10:44
Invoke the DPA and ask the local plod squad to provide all info they hold on you.


To be honest you should have no problems getting security clearance as long as you don't lie on the form. Do you really think that a large majority of SC cleared people have never touch a spliff?

cykophysh39
18th April 2008, 11:47
BC is nothing
They basically check if you are on the "Kiddy Fiddlers register", and that you are the rightful owner of your name, and you live where you say you live, and that you have no criminal records.

So you should be ok.

VectraMan
18th April 2008, 13:25
A few years ago I had to meet with a "security" bod to act as a reference for a friend that was getting security cleared. He did ask about illegal drugs, but my friend had told me he'd already admitted being friends with Mary, Juan and Anna as a student and for me to tell the truth.

He got the clearence. I guess it's not something they worry about too much. I think they were far more concerned about my friend's christian leanings.

PAH
18th April 2008, 13:27
I think they were far more concerned about my friend's christian leanings.


Did he turn up with a cross on his back?

Alan @ BroomeAffinity
18th April 2008, 13:29
KIND OF OFF TOPIC
I know a guy who got binned from an oilrig when they found traces of spliff in his blood test. Apparently he had a joint the day he came off the rig and the blood test was 2 weeks later. He argued that it wouldn't/couldn't affect his ability to do the job but he still got his cards.

oracleslave
18th April 2008, 13:29
Did he turn up with a cross on his back?

:laugh :rollin::laugh

SueEllen
18th April 2008, 15:53
KIND OF OFF TOPIC
I know a guy who got binned from an oilrig when they found traces of spliff in his blood test. Apparently he had a joint the day he came off the rig and the blood test was 2 weeks later. He argued that it wouldn't/couldn't affect his ability to do the job but he still got his cards.


Spliff stays in your blood stream for quite a long time up to 3 months so it's better to take heroin if you work in an environment where you have to have drug and alcohol tested. Any regularly drug tested prisoner can tell you that.

HRH
18th April 2008, 15:54
You're aclown for taking drugs at work anyway son, I certainly would not employ you.

r0bly0ns
18th April 2008, 16:48
You're aclown for taking drugs at work anyway son, I certainly would not employ you.


I suggest you re read the thread.