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The Chicago Police Department has raised the minimum age for becoming an officer to encourage a more mature force — and is offering a new hiring preference for military veterans, officials said Thursday.
But the department is not scrapping a requirement that applicants complete at least two years of college — something the chairman of the City Council’s Police Committee had sought to “level the playing field” for minorities.
Police Supt. Jody Weis announced the department will administer a written entrance exam on Dec. 11 — the first test in four years. The department will accept applications through Nov. 26.
This smells badly of desperation and although J-Fled doesn't directly control hiring, he could have been making a stink about low numbers three years ago when he got here.
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