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NCJ Number: 118922 Find in a Library
Title: Law Enforcement Career Planning
Author(s): T Mahoney
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 82
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-05589-0
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook is designed to facilitate career planning by law enforcement officers by preparing them for promotional opportunities and examinations, resume writing, and oral interviews.
Abstract: The first part of the book covers essential qualities and skills that law enforcement supervisors and managers will need in the 1990's. The focus is on education, experience, energy, skills (public speaking, computer literacy, and writing), the importance of understanding an organization's culture, role expectations, the establishment of attainable goals, and resume writing. The second part of the book details proven techniques that help prepare for promotional examinations. Consideration is given to written examinations, oral interviews, oral resumes, and the assessment center process. Assessment centers combine traditional examination methods with group participation exercises and public speaking observations. It is concluded that career planning by law enforcement officials is essential in light of the growing influence of computers, fiscal conservatism, and increased community demands for police services. Appendixes contain a suggested reading list, sample resumes, and potential interview questions.
Main Term(s): Police career development
Index Term(s): Police careers; Police personnel promotion
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