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NCJ Number: 64865 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE SELECTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - PROCEEDINGS
Corporate Author: University of South Florida
The Louis de la parte Florida Mental Health Institute
United States of America
Editor(s): C D SPIELBERGER
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33621-3807
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-DF-AX-0194
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT CONTAINS SUMMARIES OF 19 PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE SELECTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. THE CONFERENCE BROUGHT TOGETHER RESEARCHERS AND POLICE ADMINISTRATORS TO DISCUSS SCREENING AND RECRUITING.
Abstract: SPECIFIC TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDED GENERAL ISSUES AND PROBLEMS CONCERNING POLICE OFFICER SELECTION; RELIANCE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS AND RATING SCALES AS WELL AS ON EVALUATION PERFORMANCE IN SELECTION, USE OF HEIGHT AND WEIGHT AS SELECTION FACTORS, EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MUNICIPAL POLICE AND STATE HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER SELECTION TEST PROJECT, AND THE VALIDITY FIELD TRAINING AND EVALUATION CONCEPT AS A PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL SYSTEM. EFFECTS OF COURT DECISIONS AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS ON POLICE SELECTION ARE COVERED WITH CASE EXAMPLES FROM THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLA., AND BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD. ALSO CONSIDERED ARE FEDERAL AND STATE PROGRAMS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SELECTION; THOSE INCLUDE THE FBI'S PROGRAM FOR THE SELECTION OF SPECIAL AGENTS, NEW YORK STATE'S SYSTEM FOR TROOPER SELECTION, AND FLORIDA'S TEST BATTERY. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ASSESSMENT CENTERS IN THE SELECTION OF ENTRY-LEVEL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFICERS, SUCH AS THOSE USED IN FORT WORTH, TEX., AND IN WASHENTAW COUNTY, MICH., IS EXAMINED, AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY THAT AFFECT POLICE SELECTION. INDIVIDUAL PAPERS HAVE TABULAR DATA AND REFERENCES. APPENDIXES CONTAIN THE WORKSHOP PROGRAM AND ROSTERS OF COMMITEE MEMBERS, SPEAKERS, AND PARTICIPANTS. (PRG) INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Equal opportunity employment; Florida; Job analysis; Maryland; Michigan; New York; Performance requirements; Personnel minimum standards; Personnel selection; Police affirmative action programs; Police management; Police personnel; Police recruits; State police; Testing and measurement; Texas
Note: MONOGRAPH SERIES THREE
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