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7 cops disciplined for test cheat

DOI investigation upbraids DCAS for protocol failures at 2022 sergeant exam

Posted 6/7/24

Seven NYPD sergeant hopefuls were docked vacation days for participating in a cheating scheme during a 2022 promotion exam, according to a report by the city’s Department of Investigation that followed its investigation into the breach. 

The DOI’s probe was prompted by reports from officers that the test, administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services four times over two days in August 2022, was compromised since nearly all of it was the same throughout the four sessions. That enticed officers who took the exam in earlier sessions to circulate answers to colleagues scheduled to take the multiple-choice test later, the DOI noted in the report, released Monday.

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