Friday, August 28, 2009

Intelligent Cops Need Not Apply?

I'm not sure I want to be anywhere near New London, CT. Apparently, they reject police officers who are too intelligent: [link outdated--see below]

A U.S. man has been rejected in his bid to become a police officer for scoring too high on an intelligence test.

Perhaps this doesn't apply to California. California's police unions do very well in salary/pension demands and in court.

Update on January 31, 2012: link above is outdated--try this one:

"Judge Peter C. Dorsey of the United States District Court in New Haven agreed that the plaintiff, Robert Jordan, was denied an opportunity to interview for a police job because of his high test scores. But he said that that did not mean Mr. Jordan was a victim of discrimination."  

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