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healthpellets
03-13-2011, 09:23 AM
so that more minorities would pass the damn test.

Well, imagine that. We need more minorities to pass the test, so lets lower the bar. Are you freaking kidding me? We pay these people to carry guns and use them if necessary. And they get the benefit of the doubt in a 50/50 situation. But yet, let's make it easier to become a cop.

Geezus, even the NAAC freaking P disagrees with the move.

DAYTON -- The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits.

It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.

Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.

Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two.

The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That's the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’.

“It becomes a safety issue for the people of our community,” said Dayton Fraternal Order of Police President, Randy Beane. “It becomes a safety issue to have an incompetent officer next to you in a life and death situation."

“The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed,” agreed Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.

The D.O.J. and Civil Service Board declined Dayton’s News Source’s repeat requests for interviews. The lower standards mean 258 more people passed the test. The city won't say how many were minorities.

“If you lower the score for any group of people, you're not getting the best qualified people for the job,” Foward said.

“We need to work with the youth and make them interested in becoming law enforcement officers and firefighters,” said Beane. “Break down the barriers whether they are real or perceived, so we can move forward in this community.”

The D.O.J. has forced other police departments across the country to lower testing standards, citing once again that not enough black candidates were passing.

The Dayton Firefighter recruit exam is coming up this summer. The chief said it’s likely the passing score for that test will be lowered as well.

Donger
03-13-2011, 09:30 AM
so that more minorities would pass the damn test.

Well, imagine that. We need more minorities to pass the test, so lets lower the bar. Are you freaking kidding me? We pay these people to carry guns and use them if necessary. And they get the benefit of the doubt in a 50/50 situation. But yet, let's make it easier to become a cop.

Geezus, even the NAAC freaking P disagrees with the move.

I wonder if getting the prospective officers who did not pas the exam tutoring was considered?

HonestChieffan
03-13-2011, 09:32 AM
Affirmative action Pres....

healthpellets
03-13-2011, 09:33 AM
I wonder if getting the prospective officers who did not pas the exam tutoring was considered?

i actually wondered that myself.

RubberSponge
03-13-2011, 10:39 AM
I'm all for not have as many police officers on the streets. Always mucking shit up for us gansta's, kno wha sain g?

BigMeatballDave
03-13-2011, 02:11 PM
LOL I never even heard about this. I dont watch local news here.

Garcia Bronco
03-14-2011, 09:15 AM
I'd make them harder.

Bob Dole
03-14-2011, 10:55 AM
At this point, why even bother to have them take an exam?

Think of all the money they could save by eliminating the (worthless) exam process and related employees.

go bowe
03-14-2011, 01:56 PM
At this point, why even bother to have them take an exam?

Think of all the money they could save by eliminating the (worthless) exam process and related employees.shhhhhhhhhh...

don't let the doj lawyers hear you say that, they'll think it's a good idea...