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Title: Lengthening the Stride: Employing Peace Officers From Newly Arrived Ethnic Groups
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Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 55
  Annotation: This volume examines and addresses the issues surrounding hiring police officers from immigrant ethnic groups; the report uses information from several law enforcement agencies that have recruited and hired from such groups in their areas.
Abstract: The guide is intended for use by experienced and newly hired nonnative police officers, law enforcement administrators and trainers, police academy personnel, and citizens. The introduction provides statistics, outlines the issues of hiring police officers from newcomer groups, provides an overview of current minority employment guidelines and practices, and explains how the book will help law enforcement and community members with the hiring process. Additional chapters describe the benefits of hiring from newcomer populations, explain the crucial role of mutual trust between law enforcement and newly settled groups, detail important steps that have helped communities overcome barriers in hiring nonnative officers, present suggestions for a successful hiring effort, and list practical resources that include people with established records in hiring from refugee and immigrant groups. Notes, list of organizations, and 32 references
Main Term(s): Police personnel selection
Index Term(s): Police recruits ; Equal opportunity employment ; Police management ; Ethnic groups ; Immigrants/Aliens ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 89-DD-CX-K002
Sale Source: National Crime Prevention Council
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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