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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 04:09 PM
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6. They don't want cops that are "too smart"..
http://northernmuckraker.blogspot.com/2008/08/too-smart...

Apparently there's a limit to how intelligent a person can be and still obtain a position as a police officer.

The New London, Connecticut Police Department rejected the application of Robert Jordan because he had the temerity to score 33 on an intelligence test. The force apparently only accepts candidates who score between 20 and 27,

"on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training."

That's the first time I've heard police work described as "boring". When one watches the TV show Cops, the officers are always quick to relate how interesting and fun the job is, as one never knows what's going to happen on the next call, and how one gets numerous chances per shift to use their skills and knowledge to solve all manner of unique problems.
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