Testing 1, 2, 3:
County police exam under scrutiny for possible cheating

A five-member committee is conducting a massive review of an entrance test used by the Suffolk County, N.Y., Police Department, in an effort to weed out current police officers who may have cheated on the exam, which has been administered several times in the past nine years to increase the number of minority officers.

The committee was formed in the wake of indictments handed down by a county grand jury in June, which accused a deputy police inspector of coaching applicants who took the test, which was first administered in 1988 to comply with a Justice Department consent decree. A sergeant also was indicted for allegedly stealing test questions.


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Excerpted from Law Enforcement News
Oct 10, 1997. 
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