CLAY COUNTY, Fla.—A recently administered promotional exam for Clay County Sheriff's deputies hoping to advance to either sergeant or lieutenant rank were invalidated Friday after the integrity of the test was called into question.
Mary Justino, spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office, says that in an abundance of caution and fairness and due to the possibility that the test's content was released before the exam was administered, the law enforcement agency threw out the results.
Affecting 72 sworn deputies hoping to advance in rank, Justino says the test will be re-administered as soon as possible. The Sheriff's Office has not determined the date yet.
The promotion process for those deputies will continue after that, including file reviews and oral board interviews.
For now, Justino says an internal investigation is underway and no further comment is expected to be issued until the completion of the investigation.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says they have not been asked to investigate.
Below you can read the memo posted to all Clay County Sheriff's Office members:
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