Well, this explains why it's so easy to brainwash our police force. If you have above average intelligence, you will be rejected. Why? You could become a likely candidate to question the system. Oh no wait, that's not correct. You will become bored.
"A US man has been rejected in his bid to become a police officer for scoring too high on an intelligence test. Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took an exam to join the New London police, in Connecticut, 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.
Mr Jordan launched a federal lawsuit against the city, but lost.
The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average."