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NCJ Number: 43844 Find in a Library
Title: PERSONNEL SELECTION (AGENDA 1-75 SERIES)
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Editor(s): L E LEWIS; K E FINCHAM
Date Published: 1974
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: 3-75
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ASPECTS OF POLICE PERSONNEL SELECTION ARE EXAMINED IN AN AUDIO CASSETTE/MAGAZINE PRESENTATION EMPHASIZING FACTORS IN RECRUITING AND SELECTING FROM MINORITY GROUPS.
Abstract: THE TAPE AND CORRESPONDING WRITTEN MATERIALS COVER THE HISTORY OF MINORITIES IN POLICING, ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA IN POLICE AGENCIES, DISCRIMINATORY HIRING PRACTICES, LEGAL REQUIREMENTS RELATIVE TO MINORITY RECRUITMENT, THE QUESTION OF WHETHER POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE LOWERING MINIMUM ENTRANCE STANDARDS IN ORDER TO ATTRACT MINORITY CANDIDATES, AND A LANDMARK SUPREME COURT DECISION REGARDING PERSONNEL PRACTICES. POLICE EXECUTIVES ARE URGED TO REVIEW AND REVISE WRITTEN TESTS TO ASSURE THEY ARE NONDISCRIMINATORY AND TO REVIEW MINIMUM STANDARDS CONCERNING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS, AGE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, SEX, VISION, PHYSICAL AGILITY, AND MENTAL ABILITY. TRANSCRIPTS ARE PRESENTED OF TAPED INTERVIEWS WITH A MEMBER OF THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS DIVISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE AND WITH A POLICE CHIEF, WHO DESCRIBES HOW HIS DEPARTMENT DEVELOPED ITS MINORITY RECRUITING PROGRAM. ALSO INCLUDED IN THE MAGAZINE ARE SUMMARIES OF ARTICLES ON POLICE TEAMS, THE HAZARDS OF STEEL-BELTED RADIAL TIRES FOR POLICE VEHICLES, UNIFORM CRIME CHARGING STANDARDS DEVELOPED IN CALIFORNIA, INNOVATIONS IN POLICE COMMUNICATIONS, LEGALIZED GAMBLING, AND THE TASER GUN (A WEAPON DESIGNED TO IMMOBILIZE RATHER THAN TO KILL).
Index Term(s): Minority recruitment; Personnel minimum standards; Police personnel selection; US Supreme Court decisions
Note: CASSETTE TAPE AND 15-PAGE MAGAZINE INCLUDED
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