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NCJ Number: 51910 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: HOUSTON (TX) - A VALIDITY STUDY OF POLICE OFFICER SELECTION, TRAINING AND PROMOTION, V 6 - VALIDATION OF THE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SELECTION OF POLICE OFFICERS
Author(s): J A DUBIN; P R JEANNERET
Corporate Author: Lifson, Wilson, Ferguson and Winick, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 253
Sponsoring Agency: Lifson, Wilson, Ferguson and Winick, Inc
Houston, TX 77006
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: AC-75-B-0331-57
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE HOUSTON (TEX.) POLICE DEPARTMENT'S PHYSICAL SELECTION REQUIREMENTS ARE EVALUATED TO DETERMINE WHICH PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES ARE NECESSARY FOR SUCCESSFUL JOB PERFORMANCE AND TO DEVELOP RELATED SCREENING PROCEDURES.
Abstract: VARIOUS TYPES OF METHODOLOGIES WERE APPLIED IN THIS STUDY, INCLUDING JOB ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES, CONTENT VALIDITY RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT OF WORK SAMPLE TESTS, AND CRITERION-RELATED VALIDITY RESEARCH. RESULTS OF A JOB ANALYSIS CONDUCTED TO IDENTIFY RELEVANT PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES STRONGLY INDICATE THAT ACTIVITIES RELATED TO DRIVING, SHOOTING, CHASING, AND FORCIBLY SUBDUING RESISTANT ACTORS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OFFICER'S ROUTINES. SUGGESTED PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR JOB APPLICANTS INCLUDE RUNNING UP AND DOWN STAIRS, CLIMBING OVER OBSTACLES, UP LADDERS, AND THROUGH WINDOWS, AND BALANCING ON A BEAM WITHOUT SUPPORT. MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS ARE ANALYZED CONFIRMING THE VALIDITY OF USING VISUAL AND AUDITORY DEFECTS, DEFORMITIES, RECURRING ILLNESS, AND SOME SKIN DISEASE AS DISQUALIFYING CRITERIA. HEIGHT AND WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT VALID DISQUALIFIERS. ON-THE-JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE IDENTIFIED AND THE FINDINGS ARE CONVERTED INTO APPROPRIATE WORK SAMPLE TESTS SUCH AS CLIMBING FIRE ESCAPE LADDERS, LIFTING PERSONS, AND CARRYING AND DRAGGING. THE FINAL SECTION SUMMARIZES THE CRITERION-RELATED VALIDITY RESEARCH FOR HEIGHT, WEIGHT, RATIO OF WEIGHT TO HEIGHT, AND VISION. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED. APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE PHYSICAL TASK INVENTORY, ANALYSIS DATA OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES BY PATROL SHIFT, STUDY DATA, AND SUGGESTED RESEARCH TO STUDY VISUAL REQUIREMENTS. FOR VOLUMES 1-5, SEE NCJ 51941-51945; FOR VOLUME 4A, SEE 51917; AND FOR VOLUMES 7-9, 51911-51913. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Employment; Performance requirements; Personnel selection; Physiological requirements; Police personnel; Studies; Texas
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