An applicant must be of good moral character, which means that they can be trusted and are considered by those who know them to be a person of good reputation and good standing in the community. When conduct is of a nature that, if known, would tend to discredit the applicant as a peace officer, the applicant will be disqualified from employment consideration. The character of a person is determined by past and present behavior. Many factors are relevant in this assessment. The Department seeks applicants whose histories show good judgment, maturity, a sense of responsibility, and respect for others.
I have a rare auto-immune disease that requires high (160mg 2x day) dose prednisone to stop a severe blistering of mucosal tissue ., 2-3 degree burns of mouth, throat, sinus, eyes and even my heart. The possibility of this disease killing me without prednisone is real and my doctor explained that prior to prednisone a great majority of people with Erythema Multiforme – Major died.
So what’s the problem? Over many years and a dozen high dose treatments with prednisone I have been 302 committed and upon release my doctors where cautioned about this therapy.
During my most recent treatment, I went into a manic state or worse. I was PFA’d and removed from my home by police after scaring my wife and kids. I had to finish treatments at the hospital and I requested a psychological evaluation because I hadn’t slept in 5 days, almost lost my job, and was was manic or worse. After a discussion with a psychiatrist he added several different mood stabilizers and anti psychotic meds. I have come off the prednisone and the pshyc meds are taking effect. I cant wait until prednisone is out of my system.
My doctor now realizes after this last event a new protocol is being thought out with future treatments.
This I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that Prednisone is a miracle and a curse all rolled up into one medicine. If you are experiencing mental issues with prednisone tell your doctor immediately, insist on getting psychiatric support and PRAY.
The most commonly abused drug in Louisiana is marijuana. More than 50% of the drug cases submitted for analysis at the Crime Lab request marijuana testing. The second most commonly abused drug we encounter is cocaine (especially crack cocaine). Other drugs analyzed by the Crime Lab include narcotics like heroin, morphine, and oxycodone (Oxycontin); stimulants like methamphetamine; hallucinogens like LSD and MDMA (ecstasy); depressants like Valium and Xanax; steroids like testosterone; and date rape drugs like GHB and GBL.