Dispersing a Crowd

Police Academy Classroom TrainingA young clergyman, fresh out of seminary, thought it would help him better understand the fears and temptations his future congregations faced if he first took a job as a policeman for several months. He passed the physical examination; then came the oral exam to test his ability to act quickly and wisely in an emergency.

Among other questions he was asked, “What would you do to disperse a frenzied crowd?”

He thought for a moment and then said, “I would take up a collection.”



  1. rodkie leongian says

    All these years?   The ABR policy (and attestation statement) were not in effect prior to 2006.  It is a preemptive move to secure the less rigorous, new final exam (that will replace the old oral exam).

  2. goe says

    I am insane. I keep looking at the police academy requirements and thinking to myself why, but then again, I know I’m going to love it.