US Police Force. from didyouknowblog.com/.. You would never be rejected based on being 'too smart'. It's more you might be rejected because you know you're smart and your pretentious and might not follow
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#3 - anonymous (10/25/2013) [+] (9 replies)
I got rejected for military duty (despite practically volunteering) with the following reason, and I am quoting verbatim (albeit translated to English):

"We do not want anyone questioning orders."
User avatar #4 to #3 - sinery (10/25/2013) [-]
That's the idea of soldiers.
#7 - theXsjados (10/25/2013) [+] (13 replies)
You would never be rejected based on being 'too smart'. It's more you might be rejected because you know you're smart and your pretentious and might not follow orders.
#18 - spartanprodigy (10/26/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Whoa, hold on there partner. I am a sheriff for the San Bernardino sheriffs department, and the only reason i got in was because I had a masters in Criminology and a Grade point average of 3.9. I actually get paid more because of this, and I had to fight for this spot with about 50 other applicants. One of my old professors attained a PhD in criminal science, and still had to start from the bottom of the police force. He did go on to be the chief though. But the point is, intelligence is a requirement, without out it the competition will destroy you.
User avatar #5 - Ariath Uchiha (10/25/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Citation please?
#27 - gayboard (10/26/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Based on what sources?
Based on what sources?
#22 - miwauturu (10/26/2013) [-]
[Citation Needed]
#32 - include (10/26/2013) [+] (10 replies)
That's like getting rejected from a job because you're too over qualified.
That's like getting rejected from a job because you're too over qualified.
User avatar #36 to #32 - thefasrdog (10/26/2013) [-]
Actually happens quite a bit...
User avatar #67 - froggerhasxbox (10/26/2013) [-]
[citation needed]
#60 - notsoscotia (10/26/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Copypasted. You can find many similar stories through Google.   
"Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training."   
"Jordan alleged his rejection from the police force was discrimination. He sued the city, saying his civil rights were violated because he was denied equal protection under the law.   
But the U.S. District Court found that New London had “shown a rational basis for the policy.” In a ruling dated Aug. 23, the 2nd Circuit agreed. The court said the policy might be unwise but was a rational way to reduce job turnover.   
Jordan has worked as a prison guard since he took the test."
Copypasted. You can find many similar stories through Google.
"Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training."
"Jordan alleged his rejection from the police force was discrimination. He sued the city, saying his civil rights were violated because he was denied equal protection under the law.
But the U.S. District Court found that New London had “shown a rational basis for the policy.” In a ruling dated Aug. 23, the 2nd Circuit agreed. The court said the policy might be unwise but was a rational way to reduce job turnover.
Jordan has worked as a prison guard since he took the test."
#59 - swagloon (10/26/2013) [+] (1 reply)
One case about one guy being rejected from the police force from a small town does not equal enough backbone to state that the whole USA,  50 individual states with their own laws and regulations , rejects smart people from becoming cops.
One case about one guy being rejected from the police force from a small town does not equal enough backbone to state that the whole USA, 50 individual states with their own laws and regulations , rejects smart people from becoming cops.
#54 - pennydragon (10/26/2013) [-]
Here's the actual situation in which it happened:
reason.com/blog/2013/05/01/court-oks-barring-smart-people-from-beco

The reason given for barring people who were too intelligent is honestly pretty stupid. They believed that "those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training".

It doesn't make sense since being in law enforcement could be quite exciting for some people, regardless of their high intelligence.
#40 - facebooksux (10/26/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Maybe. Or you get denied for being to much of a free thinker. I can see how thinking for oneself could get in the way of taking orders. Just Saiyan.
User avatar #19 - marohawk (10/26/2013) [-]
I cant join the force because I smoke too much weed.
User avatar #8 - bobthedilder (10/25/2013) [-]
That happened in one town in **** All, USA.
#63 - anonymous (10/26/2013) [-]
The US 'police force' is the FBI; not some sort of state police.
User avatar #82 - missaddie (10/26/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I hate how people rag on the police force for something that a minority of them do. You don't say all dogs are bad because of poorly raised pitbulls. Why are -all- cops bad, just because of the ones that you see on the news and in videos? I don't see people recording the GOOD deeds people do.
User avatar #86 to #82 - TigerShark ONLINE (10/26/2013) [-]
i completely agree, however people tend to say that pitbulls are bad due to the ones that are poorly trained/mistreated same goes for cops. the ones that are corrupt tend to be the ones who are poorly trained, or inherit the corruption from their superior officers
#53 - achselschweiss (10/26/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Yeah, this seems like one of those things that gets filtered through the internet and ends up being so far from the truth that it hurts my eyes.

I imagine this started out with a story about some guy not following orders in the academy and then being told "don't you smart mouth me, boy!". The story is then retold several times in emails and in forum posts until it winds up on some "totally real facts"-site as "smart people aren't allowed to be cops".
User avatar #46 - EpicWin (10/26/2013) [+] (2 replies)
"US police force" Da **** is that? I love how it makes it sounds like the US govt has some authority in this or that Its happens all over the US.
#43 - orgasmpirate (10/26/2013) [-]
In that case, I guess I would qualify. . .
In that case, I guess I would qualify. . .
#28 - anonymous (10/26/2013) [-]
Overqualification, look it up
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