You must take the test. That's the ruling from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig challenged a requirement that he take Ohio's standard police exam. But Thursday the commission ruled his decades of police work don't exempt him. During an interview with WVXU just hours prior to the decision Craig remained resolute, he won't take it.
"I've worked in four police departments, have had tremendous training, education, and principally speaking I should not take a test that a brand new police officer is taking. That just doesn't even make sense."
WVXU has left a message for the chief. His attorneys are examining ways they might appeal.