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Rio Hondo police academy suspended, investigated for testing breach

There are 121 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Oct 5, 2010, titled Rio Hondo police academy suspended, investigated for testing breach. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

Rio Hondo College's police academy program has been placed on suspension by the state following a breach in testing, college officials said Tuesday.

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Decent American

San Gabriel, CA

#1 Oct 6, 2010
I gradutaed from Rio Hondo police academy in 1978 anc have been there many times over my career. It is common knowledge that certain academy recruits are given the answers to tests and otherwise given passing grades by the instructors at direction of a few police chiefs. I guess it is good to teach future officers it is quite alright to lie, cheat and steal as long as nobody catches you.
ole Bob

Whittier, CA

#2 Oct 6, 2010
400 hours beyond high school and you can earn $ 100,000.00 a year for 30 years and retire at age 49 with a 90% pension. The Rio Hondo campus is so easy it is known as "Ten Weeks with the Circus."

Instead of teaching the US Constitution to recruits, they teach ways around the Constitution.

Instead of teaching civil rights, they teach how to cover up civil rights violations.

Instead of teaching how to write complete reports, they teach what you should never write in a report. Like the truth.

Now they cover schemes to make money for the department, taking peoples property seems to be a favorite.

We will be safer if they leave it closed.
opinionsforlife

Waterloo, Canada

#3 Oct 6, 2010
Wow, cops that cheat or lie what a concept!
rio hondo graduate

Rowland Heights, CA

#4 Oct 6, 2010
I graduated from rio recently and theres no way test answer were given. i take pride in graduating from their academy. Remember as you drive up the hill ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE.
Hank

AOL

#5 Oct 6, 2010
ole Bob wrote:
400 hours beyond high school and you can earn $ 100,000.00 a year for 30 years and retire at age 49 with a 90% pension. The Rio Hondo campus is so easy it is known as "Ten Weeks with the Circus."
Instead of teaching the US Constitution to recruits, they teach ways around the Constitution.
Instead of teaching civil rights, they teach how to cover up civil rights violations.
Instead of teaching how to write complete reports, they teach what you should never write in a report. Like the truth.
Now they cover schemes to make money for the department, taking peoples property seems to be a favorite.
We will be safer if they leave it closed.
Is it the police you don't like, or is it Rio Hondo ???
Glockster

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Oct 6, 2010
Sad that those who used the test answers had no integrity to say NO. Just wait until they have to take the poly. Before any agency hires them, they will still complete a full background and poly.
For those that used the test answers, you just wasted your time and money. Start looking for a new career.
SGT. Glockster
graduate

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#7 Oct 6, 2010
I graduated from the academy nearly 20 years ago-Ole Bob is clueless-he probably didn't make it past the 1st week and has an ax to grind. I served 4 years in military just prior to starting the academy. The academy training back then was just as intense-it was a high stress, quality academy. We were not given test answers-in fact many failed the academy due to failing tests. I've been involved in several academies over the years and they all go through ups n downs with reputations and quality-depending on who is in charge.
Out for Justice

Downey, CA

#8 Oct 6, 2010
ole Bob wrote:
400 hours beyond high school and you can earn $ 100,000.00 a year for 30 years and retire at age 49 with a 90% pension. The Rio Hondo campus is so easy it is known as "Ten Weeks with the Circus."
Instead of teaching the US Constitution to recruits, they teach ways around the Constitution.
Instead of teaching civil rights, they teach how to cover up civil rights violations.
Instead of teaching how to write complete reports, they teach what you should never write in a report. Like the truth.
Now they cover schemes to make money for the department, taking peoples property seems to be a favorite.
We will be safer if they leave it closed.
Wow what a piece of crap you are! First off it is over 800 hours of training and retirement is the age of 50 (thus the term 3%@50) with 30 years of service to recieve the full 90% of the salary. I don't know what "Motley Crew" you hang out with that call the HILL "ten weeks with the circus", but obviously you and your goons don't know the acadmey lasts over 23 weeks.
pain compliance sucks

Whittier, CA

#9 Oct 6, 2010
rio hondo graduate wrote:
I graduated from rio recently and theres no way test answer were given. i take pride in graduating from their academy. Remember as you drive up the hill ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE.
D-O-N-K-Y
Ray Brower

La Habra, CA

#10 Oct 6, 2010
Where in the article does it say that cheating was involved. It says there was a breach. Well, that is a fairly vague word and I feel the article writer has done an injustice in not fully explaining what the breach was.

It could be that tests were missing, or accidentally left out, or any number of other excuses for a "breach" of the controlled item.

To the WDN writer, before writing a story that could generate several different beliefs of the truth to slant negative attention, research the facts and at least give the reader more on which to develop a true idea of what has gone on. The report you filed is a hack job worthy only of a TMZ type report for a rag.
Class 185

Atlanta, GA

#11 Oct 6, 2010
Rio Hondo has the best instructors! There good at what they do. Specialy Senior Tac Officer Termath. They teach ethics and integrety. They make sure that sinks into our heads. I wouldnt put it pass a cadet that might of been booted and its now trying to get revenge for failing out! Hope they get reinstated soon.
Karen

San Jose, CA

#13 Oct 6, 2010
Listen to newsman Steve Gregory on KFI 640 on the radio. He is the one that actually broke the story and was there doing the interviews and legwork. Nobody else had the story on this. He is the one that contacted the wire about it. Whittier Daily News does not have anything but fluff on this topic. Embarrassing.

Starting last night, Steve Gregory had full details and interviews. More tonight from him on this topic.
ENRAGED

United States

#14 Oct 6, 2010
The story I heard was that it was discovered that questions on a study guide matched those on tests -- matching word-for-word.
Class 42

Culver City, CA

#15 Oct 6, 2010
pain compliance sucks wrote:
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D-O-N-K-Y
Hey stupid it is spelled, DONKEY
Class 42

Culver City, CA

#16 Oct 6, 2010
Sorry, "Ole Bob" that you are upset because police officers can retire at 90% after 30 years of service. That is 30 years of working every shift imaginable, seeing the worst that man can do to another human being, running to a frightening and dangerous situation when every instinct in your body tells you to run away like everybody else is doing. And yes "Ole Bob" even going to the homes of ignorant, uninformed, hateful people like yourself to help you if needed.

Get a clue buddy before you open your mouth and once again say something profoundly ridiculous.
JustLooking

United States

#17 Oct 6, 2010
Class 42 wrote:
Sorry, "Ole Bob" that you are upset because police officers can retire at 90% after 30 years of service. That is 30 years of working every shift imaginable, seeing the worst that man can do to another human being, running to a frightening and dangerous situation when every instinct in your body tells you to run away like everybody else is doing. And yes "Ole Bob" even going to the homes of ignorant, uninformed, hateful people like yourself to help you if needed.
Get a clue buddy before you open your mouth and once again say something profoundly ridiculous.
Affirmative! Couldn't have said it better myself!!

Jumping Jim

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#18 Oct 6, 2010
Decent American wrote:
I gradutaed from Rio Hondo police academy in 1978 anc have been there many times over my career. It is common knowledge that certain academy recruits are given the answers to tests and otherwise given passing grades by the instructors at direction of a few police chiefs. I guess it is good to teach future officers it is quite alright to lie, cheat and steal as long as nobody catches you.
I believe what you say, I wonder if it is to get affirmative action people through, who are unqualified (low intelligence) who probably otherwise wouldn't make it.

What ever the reason, its a disgraceful situation and any one found responsible should be terminated.
Just an Observer

Azusa, CA

#19 Oct 6, 2010
Decent American wrote:
I gradutaed from Rio Hondo police academy in 1978 anc have been there many times over my career. It is common knowledge that certain academy recruits are given the answers to tests and otherwise given passing grades by the instructors at direction of a few police chiefs. I guess it is good to teach future officers it is quite alright to lie, cheat and steal as long as nobody catches you.
AND..........if you knew about this, why didn't you report it? How would you rate your level of integrity and honesty....probably in the toilet! You may call yourself a "Decent American", but you certainly weren't a decent cop (maybe a mall cop) if you sat back and did nothing for all those years. What a lump!
rio hondo

Sacramento, CA

#20 Oct 6, 2010
I'm sorry, did you attend Rio Hondo? Cause I did and none of those things you're talking about happened while I was there -
Don't talk about things you don't know about -
I bet you have an opinion about the military too - even though you never served!!
ole Bob wrote:
400 hours beyond high school and you can earn $ 100,000.00 a year for 30 years and retire at age 49 with a 90% pension. The Rio Hondo campus is so easy it is known as "Ten Weeks with the Circus."
Instead of teaching the US Constitution to recruits, they teach ways around the Constitution.
Instead of teaching civil rights, they teach how to cover up civil rights violations.
Instead of teaching how to write complete reports, they teach what you should never write in a report. Like the truth.
Now they cover schemes to make money for the department, taking peoples property seems to be a favorite.
We will be safer if they leave it closed.
class 185

Downey, CA

#21 Oct 6, 2010
all i know is that it has been going on for years and tac staff knew about the power point sample questions. i bet they are acting like if they never knew about it. we never study for our test we just used the cd and we past.

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