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To: Iron Munro
Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training. Most Cops Just Above Normal The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.

Excluding candidates for "too high" an IQ will have the net effect of disproportionately excluding white and asian candidates, which is likely the real reason for the rule. It makes no sense to assume that a smart cop will leave due to boredom, rather than just applying for a more senior position like detective.

27 posted on 05/03/2013 7:26:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Mediocre leaders recruit and hire medicre people.

The most capable leaders recruit and hire the smartest, most capable people available.

Just look at the second rate and third rate people our third rate president chooses to surround himself with.


29 posted on 05/03/2013 7:40:35 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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