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NCJ Number: 157782 Find in a Library
Title: Assessment of Strategies of Recruiting Visible-Minority Police Officers in Canada: 1985-1990 (From Police Powers in Canada: The Evolution and Practice of Authority, P 138-164, 1994, R.C. Macleod and David Schneiderman, eds. - See NCJ-157774)
Author(s): H C Jain
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 27
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article discusses the need to increase the representation of visible minority (VM) police officers in Canadian agencies.
Abstract: Based on a written survey of officials in 14 police organizations across Canada and field interviews with personnel in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and provincial police departments, this paper highlights the current representation of VMs as police officers in selected departments compared to their representation in the labor force at large. The paper outlines and analyzes recruitment sources used by police agencies, proactive strategies to attract VM candidates, perceived obstacles to attracting VM recruits, and related issues. The paper also describes selection standards and employment-equity programs in current use, and recommends ways to improve the recruitment and selection of VM candidate officers. 9 tables, 10 notes, and 45 references
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Canada; Equal opportunity employment; Minority police recruitment; Police personnel selection
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