Another test cheat scandal appears to be brewing at the Winder Police Department.
The alleged cheating occurred last week during annual firearms qualifying when some officers who in initial attempts had not met the Georgia Peace Officers Standards & Training Council minimum score were allowed to shoot the course differently.
According to documents obtained from the department, 14 officers failed on the first of three allowed attempts at the range on April 1-2. Eight passed on their second attempts. But of the remaining six who did not meet the POST standard last week, one only tried once; another only tried twice; two passed on their third attempts; and two failed all three attempts.
A source told the Barrow Journal that it was for two female officers who passed on their third attempts that the course’s requirements were specifically altered. Meanwhile, two other female officers who allegedly did not receive that special treatment failed and were taken off their jobs, at least temporarily.
For the full story, see the April 9th issue of the Barrow Journal.