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Title: Enhancing the Personnel Selection Process for the Future Needs of a County Marshal's Office
Author(s): B M Wayman
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 108
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study projects the future selection criteria, devices, and procedures likely to emerge in California marshal's offices by the year 2000.
Abstract: The investigator reviewed the literature and interviewed experts in the fields of law enforcement, personnel, education, and psychology. A county marshal's office was the model organization used to develop a strategic plan. A situational analysis determined the organization's weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and strengths. Two policies were determined to be both desirable and feasible. The first policy involved a computerized performance-based assessment to determine the applicant's potential ability to perform skills based on a profile obtained through a job analysis. The second policy produced a streamlined selection process that used a number of assessment mechanisms over the course of 1 day, providing instant feedback to the applicant through computerized scoring. This policy also led to the creation of the job of a personnel specialist and the use of civilian staff for recruitment and background investigations. An implementation plan was designed, and negotiating strategies were outlined to gain policy acceptance from key stakeholders. Transition management techniques are discussed. Appended supplementary information, 12 notes and 63-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Police personnel selection
Index Term(s): Change management; Future trends; Police management; Police planning; Trend analysis
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