On Saturday 27th November, 479 police men and women from the ranks of Constable to Sergeant sat the promotional exams countrywide. That's one in every three officers who wanted a promotion - but tonight, the results are out and very, very few of them earned it. We'll have those results shortly, but first, some background. The exam is divided into two parts: subjective and objective each worth a hundred points and the passing mark for the objective is 65% and the subjective, 60%.
7news has been leaked a copy of the results, and they are abysmal. Of the 470 candidates, only 39 passed. That means only 8% of the test-takers achieved a grade equal to or above 65/60! The constables showed the most promise - and that's not saying much: of the 293 who sat, 29 received passing grades.
Of the 109 corporals who sat, only four(!) passed - that's a passing rate of about 3.5%. Of the 77 sergeants who sat the exam, six of them passed.
And even for those who passed, promotion is not automatic. There are other requirements which have to be met. Channel 7