Chicago Police Department plans first...

Chicago Police Department plans first exam for new officers in 4 years

There are 7 comments on the Fox2Now story from Sep 29, 2010, titled Chicago Police Department plans first exam for new officers in 4 years. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

Want to be a Chicago Police officer? Now's your chance. The city plans to hold Chicago's first police entrance exam in four years.

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gregb

Merrillville, IN

#1 Sep 29, 2010
i dont believe that lowering the minimal requirements is the solution we as people should want in our public servant applicants. the more educated SOMETIMES the better.
W-T-F

United States

#2 Sep 29, 2010
gregb wrote:
i dont believe that lowering the minimal requirements is the solution we as people should want in our public servant applicants. the more educated SOMETIMES the better.
I have to agree with your comment. We should expect police officers to be grad students! Typically, the higher the education the lower the instance of bigotry and or trigger happiness entering the equation. Police and teachers should be highly paid and required to be highly educated.
Upset College Graduate

Chicago, IL

#3 Sep 29, 2010
I disagree with Chicago City Council's Police Committee Chairman and Anthony Beale. Aren't the Chicago Police Department suppose to represent the best, dedicated, and the brightest, and what you call leveling the playing field I called ridiculous and allowing less qualified into the Chicago Police Department. It takes a different type of mentality and smarts that you don't find on the streets all of the time. I can understand not having a degree, but you want to knock off the two years of college at least? That's the minimum. So should those that have two years, graduated, or even have their Masters have a higher level playing field as well? Let's be fair to both sides, not those that were full of excuses not to succeed and attend a two or four years of college. I think that's unfair for those that bust their ass, been broke for so long, and have continued determination to earn their way into the police force which gives a higher standard regardless of the actions of some officers in the past.

I think this is another way of allowing ANYONE and EVERYONE in and that's what's wrong with this country. Not enough rules, but too many freedoms, and then you wonder why individuals are not competent at their jobs? I am not saying all those that went to college are the smartest or better than all, but it represents dedication, success, and above all else, a way to stand above the rest. Shouldn't college students and graduates get some reward for that? Or is always reward those that gave excuses not to go to college, have a bunch of babies, and expect things to be given to them but scream moan when you have to earn your way throughout life.

Yes, I am a college graduate, and I have earned my Masters, and yes I am considering joining the CPD. I feel the policy should stand and should not be knocked down. If you feel that it is wrong, then tell me this, how do you expect to stand up to the challenges that the Training and Academy will put you through? What next? Eliminate the Police Training and just give a applicant of the CPD a gun and a badge? Too many excuses and lazy people these days.
Upset College Graduate

Chicago, IL

#4 Sep 29, 2010
Agree with both Gregb and W-T-F. Great points definitely.
Larry Marsh

Charlotte, MI

#5 Sep 30, 2010
Please send me the information about the CHPD hiring time. The minute they start setting up the police exams. The date, time, and place. Are there any age discrimination?
HUH

Des Plaines, IL

#6 Oct 6, 2010
Last time around you had to be atleast 21 I believe, but I could be wrong.
Preference points should be given to those with a college background. I know plenty of people that worked full-time, and dragged themselves through college for this opportunity. I'm one of them.
cpd hopeful

Flossmoor, IL

#7 Oct 28, 2010
You can not even take the test if your 40 years of age or over. Isn't that age discrimination?

Test is December 11, 2010
Larry Marsh wrote:
Please send me the information about the CHPD hiring time. The minute they start setting up the police exams. The date, time, and place. Are there any age discrimination?

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