Police Recruitment and Hiring
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This paper examines current practices of police recruitment and hiring in light of various factors, such as affirmative action, the commitment to diversity in the workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The paper further notes how police departments must be compliant with and accountable to the community with fair regard for the rights of individuals to fair hiring practices. Each issue that forms the current standard for police hiring is discussed at length. In particular, the paper notes the extreme disparity in minority representation in police forces around the country and the efforts being undertaken to change this. The paper concludes by noting that police departments are among the leading organizations that are making a substantial attempt to create a diverse workplace.
From the Paper:"Police forces of every size and type and every level of policing to some degree form a core of the public employment in many communities and have over the years been responsible for benchmark adoption of public hiring processes that are inclusive of many needs. While new recruits must meet a certain legal, psychological and physical requirement to prove fit to perform the duties of a police officer the departments must also be compliant with and accountable to the community with fair regard for the rights of individuals to fair hiring practices. They must be conscientious of the ability of these officers to safely and adequately perform their duties to the community, meeting the needs of the community at a certain predetermined level of police enforcement, meet all the demanding needs of internal department support all within the standards set for public employment in civil service."
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