Once your label with PTSD its hard to get a police job. The Ptsd stigma! The discrimination is crazy. You think their would be a LAW to protect a Vet. You can be the department top choice and pass everything a non-vet can. With a lot more real life experience. You can be the last boy scout, but that doesn't matter! They don't look at any of that after they hear PTSD!!! As soon as you get to the physiological test and sit in front of the department shrink, that's were the say "sorry kid!" Go get that disability Zeroed out at the V.A. and try again. Thanks for wasting all that time and money. In your case you should be fine, since you stated you don't tell the truth to begin with.
My best advice is to not tell ANYONE you have PTSD. Do not write it down on your application and they will never know. Shitty that you have to lie, but you do want to become a cop? Unless your nerves Nelly they will never find out. Lie detector test don't admit to it. The V.A. just doesn't give people your mental health records and it doesn't show up on your taxes. But you can not tell anyone or they will give you the boot super fast. If your a dishonest person, I think your trying to get into the wrong profession. This comment is for the Vets that don't want that let down at the end of a long process. If your having issues but do not have PTSD. Finish the academy then go seek help from the V.A. But once again don't tell anyone. Sad that how Vets are treated. You can walk down the street of Iraq/Afganistan but not the streets of the U.S.A! PTSD = John Rambo!