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Chicago PD May Eliminate Entrance Exam

January 08, 2010  | 

The Chicago Police Department is seriously considering getting rid of its entrance exam to cut costs and boost hiring, several media outlets are reporting.

Recently, the city tried to switch the entrance exam to an internet format, but there is no way to verify that the person logged-in and answering questions is, in fact, the applicant.

Critics think the concept of eliminating the written entrance exam is a mistake, and without the test the city would basically be giving badges and guns to people who have met only basic physical and mental requirements.

Chicago is 2,000 officers a day short of their authorized strength, and as many as 1,000 officers plan to retire within the next year.

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