Cincinnati police and fire recruits are being asked for intimate details about their sexual experiences in a questionnaire.
& # 39; Have you ever participated in a sexual act in a public place? & # 39; the questionnaire asks the police and the aspiring firefighters. & # 39; Location (s) and number of times … Explain each circumstance & # 39;
"Without counting your own masturbation or legal sexual activity with a willing partner, what was your most unusual sexual act?" Another question is formulated as part of a 35-page questionnaire known as a personal health questionnaire (PHQ).
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, these daring questions may become more accessible to the public, perhaps in relation to people with sexual histories considered taboo.
A questionnaire for Cincinnati police and firefighter recruits asks questions about the sexual history (Cincinnati police recruits appear on the picture)
These risky questions may be accessible to the public later
The president of the Cincinnati Police Union, Dan Hils, says that certain questions are an "indication of exposure to the law", but he admits that others can go too far.
"What we should ask are things that are criminal in nature," Hils told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Things are more oriented to the private life of people, behind closed doors, I do not see as an influence on the work we do".
City officials said in a statement that personal questions are a "small component of a comprehensive questionnaire."
The questions are used together with a polygraph exam.
"The polygraph is used to help measure a respondent's responses and answers to difficult questions," the statement said.
Mary Tuocy, director of public affairs for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, said the questions "certainly arouse glances," but no demands for discrimination have been filed.
"However, if someone makes a report related to any question, especially a question that is something unusual such as those, we would be examining if it is relevant to the duties of the job," he told the Enquirer.
& # 39; Have you ever participated in a sexual act in a public place? & # 39; A question asks, does it mean an "indication of exposure to the law"?
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Thursday: "I do not think they're appropriate, I'm asking to be discarded," according to Fox 19.
But Cincinnati is not the only city in Ohio that asks deeply personal questions to its future officers and firefighters.
In West Chester, recruits are asked if they have ever been "sexually aroused by fire", while those in Norwood are asked if they have ever seen other people having sex.
In Delhi Township, future police and firefighters are asked if they have posted nude photos of themselves online or in dating applications.
"Being in the business of public trust, I think this is the least we can do to investigate potential employees who will be granted the public's trust simply because they are a representative of Delhi," said Delhi City Manager , Jack Cameron, to the Enquirer.