Just got a question and was wondering if anyone can help. Got a mate who was discharged from the army for going AWOL and he wants to join the police. I've told him he's wasting his time but he seems to think there's no such thing as a dishonourable discharge anymore and the police will only check 3 - 5 years of his work history so he's going to fail to mention his military service. Can anyone shed any light on this? I'm sure the police of all people would do a comprehensive background check to ensure the 'wrong' type of characters do not get selected for the police.