Too Smart To Be A Cop?

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Trident, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member

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    Sheromom New Member

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    Thus the "dumb cop" quote......so unfair!
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    seriously??

    WTH
     
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    airplanelamp New Member

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    Ha.

    Our local police force will not even give you an interview unless you have either a college or university degree and can type 50 words/minute.
     
  6. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    I don't think intelligence is necessarily correlated with poor tolerance of routine tasks and boredom. I bet many of you know easily bored people who aren't particularly bright. Aren't there any career advancement opportunities in the police force for people who are, like, I don't know... like really good in solving crimes?

    An IQ of 125 is not really even an Einstein or a Hawking. Just a normal, very smart person.

    Was this in recent news headlines? It's dated in the year 2000.
     
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    kdblaisdell New Member

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    This kills me. One of my neighbors (and favorite people) is a cop. I guarantee his IQ is through the roof. He's reluctant to move up in the department because he loves what he does and cares about the people in his area. I believe his intelligence is much of what makes him more compassionate and able to relate to others. I'm betting that, in a few years, they're going to see a backlash for these choices. I'm also wondering if there was something else going on here. Maybe something on the psych test that they didn't mention?
     
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    Trident Well-Known Member

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    Yes, this article was on one of my sites the day I posted it. I always look for dates, but can't always find them.
     
  9. tezi

    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    Apparently, this isn't in the problem in my neck of the woods. Lack of intelligence seems to be the problem. IOW, they give them a ticket book, a car, a gun, and then a year to complete their training. See a problem there?
     
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    Either way I see problems - and lots of them.
     

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