CPD May Scrap Entrance Exam

Local NBC is running with this story that the Chicago Police Dept. may Scrap Entrance Exam.  Hello insanity my old friend.

Dropping the exam would bolster minority hiring and avert legal battles, according to one source, while others confirm that the exam could be scrapped to open the process to as many people as possible.

I’m sorry, but I like my police beyond competent.  If we could get away with it I would require a master’s degree and military experience in order to be a police officer in this town.  People who are given the authority to take a life when necessary should not be whoever we can get; they should be the best and brightest among us.

What’s next, do we allow non-violent felons to apply too?