ERIC Number: ED393925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Community Policing into Police Selection and Promotional Testing Systems.
Booth, Walter S.
General and specific information is offered on integrating community policing and other management philosophies into an organization's selection and promotional testing systems. The concept of community policing is not necessarily a new one for many police organizations, but integrating it fully requires bringing internal support structures into line with the concept. The two most important support structures are the selection and promotional testing processes and personnel evaluation processes. While it is possible to incorporate community policing themes and concepts into written tests and interviews, the major focus of this presentation is the incorporation of community policing into assessment centers. A way to begin is to examine both the organization and the job to be sure that the developed test is appropriate. Job complexity and the level of integration of community policing should be considered in designing role play or other job simulations such as In Basket exercises. In developing any selection or promotional tests, it is essential to internalize the philosophies of the organization first. An article, "Integrating COP into Selection and Promotional Systems," by Walter S. Booth from "The Police Chief," March 1995 is attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Community Policing; In Basket Simulation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Personnel Management Association Assessment Council Conference (New Orleans, LA, June 25-29, 1995).