To let ALL know that in NO way was I infering that ANY thing about the hiring process at a certain department was not on the up and up. If some of you took my question of "why bother" the wrong way then I apologize. I only posted the question because a ton of people that are already police officers and a few who are not gave me the impression that it is extremely difficult to get on a dept without acad training. I was elated to get a notice and a little crushed when told I probably did not have a chance. That is the only reason I posted the question, out of a little frustration. Some of you may have misunderstood the meaning behind the posted question...I never meant say the hiring process is not respectable. That was not my intention.