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Cop Walks Behind Cadet Standing At Attention, Then Puts Bright Yellow Rubber Chicken In Her Face

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

It takes a very special kind of person to become a cop, and police cadets have to go through some serious training before they get their own badge and uniform.

Police cadets at the Indiana University Police Academy are put through something called “The Chicken Test,” and while it seems like it could be something to test if they’re a scaredy cat or not, it actually involves a rubber chicken.

All of the police cadets stand perfectly still while at attention, which seems easy enough. Then, one police officer walks randomly through the lines of cadets and squeaks a yellow rubber chicken in each of their faces!

If the police cadet cracks and ends up smiling or laughing, he or she must get down in a plank position and do push-ups.

Some of the police cadets try extra hard not to react, which ends up making it worse as they burst into giggles. “Test that composure,” the police officer with the rubber chicken says. Not only is he entertained with the test, so are people online!

Since posting the video to Facebook on August 7, 2017, the Indiana University Police Academy has had more than 4.9 million views on the video, as well as 12,000 comments!

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Footage provided by Indiana University Police Academy. You can follow the Academy on Facebook, and find more information on its website.

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