70 percent of applicants fail Las Vegas police entrance exam


By Kevin Johnson
The USA TODAY

LAS VEGAS Kayvan Kazemi spent the night before his police entrance exam studying the gambling tables.

The 24-year-old Long Island, N.Y., officer candidate lost about $400 in the casinos before calling it a night. But nothing he did violated the law or disqualified him for a spot in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department academy. It was just a typical night in Vegas, where Kazemi is still in the running for a job. And Lt. Charles Hank, the department's personnel chief, says there are worse examples of pre-test preparation.

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