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Title: Use of Second-Career Employees in Law Enforcement
Author(s): D A Lawton
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 109
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although law enforcement has traditionally hired young persons to become police officers, current demographic trends will make it more commonplace for people to have second careers. This futures study notes some trends that might affect the issue of second career employment including longer and healthier lives, early retirements in the private sector, increased desirability of public sector employment, an enhanced role of civilian assignments in police work, and various economic factors.
Abstract: A model police agency is analyzed to determine its strengths and weaknesses in terms of strategic management. Policy alternatives regarding second career employees are developed; the selected policy uses second career employees as part of a pool that searches for the best available candidate for each position. The policy also allows existing employees to become second career employees with their present employer. A transition management plan, involving the City Administrator, City Council, Police Officers Association, and Police Department administration, allows the organization to move from the present to the desired future state. 11 appendixes
Main Term(s): Police personnel selection; Police staff recruitment
Index Term(s): Future trends
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