Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the importance of the recruitment process in police departments
  2. Explain the most common recruitment strategies used by police departments and how the benefits provided by particular police departments may relate to the success of the recruitment process
  3. Discuss the importance of the selection process in police departments
  4. Summarize the most important equal opportunity employment (EOE) laws as well as the purpose and potential criticisms associated with affirmative action policies
  5. Describe the importance of bona fide occupational qualifications in the selection of police officers
  6. Identify and discuss the four most common preemployment tests used by police departments as well as other tests used by some departments
  7. Evaluate the representation of female and racial minority group officers in police departments and discuss the possible reasons for their underrepresentation
  8. State the importance of training in police departments and identify the training stages