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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office in Northern California has stripped 47 deputies " 10% of the force " of their guns and arrest powers because they failed psychological exams, it was reported Monday. It was "horrible" to have to relieve the deputies of their duties, sheriff's spokesman Lt. Ray Kelly told KTVU-TV. The station obtained a copy of a letter notifying the deputies of their change of status last Friday. The deputies will still receive their pay and benefits. The move came after the Sheriff's Office conducted an internal audit of deputies' psychological examinations from January 2016 to the present. The letter from Sheriff Gregory Ahern notified a deputy " whose name was blacked out in the copy " that the deputy had been graded "D. Not Suited" in a psychological evaluation and under state law couldn't serve as a peace officer.

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Let's see if this is something that happens in other police departments...

OCU

#1 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-09-27 04:32 PM | Reply

I guess it's time to hire cops from other states.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-27 04:35 PM | Reply

-The station said four sources said Williams had failed his psychological exam, although Kelly previously said Williams, who was hired in September 2021, had passed all psychological tests.

So they were hiring new deputies that had failed the psychological tests that are a requirement for employment.

And they found 50 cops who had failed their psychological tests and removed them all their duties.

This proves they have the tools to screen applicants and they are simply not using them properly.

I understand why. Nobody wants that job so they are scraping the bottom of the barrel for candidates.

#3 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-27 04:45 PM | Reply

We have an abundance of veterans many of which were military police.

Of course they would still have to pass a psychiatric exam..

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-27 05:03 PM | Reply

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