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Title: Integrated Approach to Career Development
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:52  Issue:6  Dated:(June 1985)  Pages:26,28-29,31
Author(s): R Graham; J R Cameron
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A description of the development and operation of the employee career development program at the Redondo Beach Police Department (California) explains the training, resource center, selection process for assignments, employee evaluation, and other program components.
Abstract: The program was proposed by an ad hoc committee appointed in August 1984. Previously, the career development process occurred informally. The committee was asked to make recommendations that would enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency through a systematic approach to the development and use of personnel. The training recommended a new formal training program composed of five types of training: roll call training, individual remedial training, specialized preassignment training, mandated training, and job enrichment training. A resource center to maintain training material and other written material in a location accessible to all employees was also recommended. The differences between primary and secondary assignments were identified, and selection processes for each type of assignment were established. The evaluation process was restructured to give greater meaning and have more influence in selection for assignments and promotions. A process for job rotation to enhance employee expertise and promotability was also established. Representatives from various work units developed the program, resulting in its credibility and acceptance. Figures are included.
Index Term(s): California; Police career development; Police personnel promotion; Professional in-service education; Program planning
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