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Some Classes Suspended at LA Police Academy

Associated Press

October 06, 2010

WHITTIER, Calif.—A possible breach in test security has forced the suspension of some classes at a Los Angeles County police academy.

The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training said Tuesday that certification of some basic police academy training courses at Rio Hondo College has been suspended until further notice.

A cadet told KFI News that at least one question on a study guide provided by a staff member matched, word for word, a question on an official test.

In a statement, the commission said certification of the center’s arrest and firearms courses, among others, have been suspended, but in-service training is not affected.

The commission says the suspension will remain in effect until the situation is resolved.

  • 072_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Unless the study guide is available during the testing process, I don't see the problem. It's no different than studying notes taken during lecture. It's probably a simple and honest mistake. It was bound to happen, I am sure study guides have been printed and changed for every class at the academy. Eventually there was a chance of at least one question in the guide that is the same as on a test. I'm certain that future study guides will be scrutinized for these kinds of inclusions prior to being distributed to the cadets. Lesson learned (hopefully.....).

  • Snoopy-cool_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I agree that speaking with the media was dumb. Maybe it was an honest mistake that has now been completely blown out of proportion. Based on what I've heard, some agencies will fire a recruit or sanction them severely for commenting to the media. I guess he/she is to worried about their job!

  • Water_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    The cadet who spoke to KFI news was an idiot for giving them any information. No comment should have been his answer. Or he could have referrred the press to the academy director. Wonder what other info that loose lipped cadet will give if he actually passes the academy and makes it to the streets.

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Hope the recruits get back ASAP.

  • Sssssss_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Sounds like an instructor made an honest mistake. I hope he/she doesn't lose their job.

  • 180px-chp_4th_gen_camaro_in_traditional_colors_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Feel sorry for the recruits, hope everything works out for them and they return ASAP.

  • Th_detective_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Sounds like somebody was cutting corners here. Check all of the tests, fix those that are broken and move on. If the person/s responsible for putting actual test questions in the study guide can be identified then they should be held accountable for their actions and be removed from the Academy staff (if they are assigned to an Academy position).

  • In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max50_max50_max50_max50_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Sounds like an instructor issue and not a recruit issue.

  • Pug_max600_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Easy tests do not necessarily produce the best officers or teach the best and are a disservice to those who work hard to be at the top of their game.

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