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Study says many police applicants lack the write stuff

Nearly one-quarter of applicants for entry-level law enforcement positions do not have the basic reading, writing or mathematics skills they need to successfully carry out police duties, according to a recent study by one of the nationís leading administrators of public-service entrance exams.

The studyís finding was based on the scores of more than 21,000 people who since 1992 have taken the National Police Officer Selection Test, a basic skills tests for police and fire services that was developed by Stanard & Associates, a Chicago firm.

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Excerpted from Law Enforcement News
Jan 15, 1997. 
© 1997, LEN Inc.  [ Subscribe.]