ERIC Number: ED072297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Who Will Wear the Badge? A Study of Minority Recruitment Efforts in Protective Services.
Margolis, Richard J.
Examined in this booklet concerning law enforcement agencies and minority recruitment efforts undertaken by them are: (1) official hurdles which must be surmounted by minority applicants, (2) minority recruitment programs being conducted in five major cities, and (3) recruitment practices of state police and fire departments. Recommendations for conducting more successful campaigns include: (1) Enact new policies which commit city and state police forces to continue affirmative hiring goals and practices, (2) Compile ethnic statistics so that evaluative assessments can be made from time to time, (3) Plan recruitment campaigns in cooperation with ghetto community leaders, (4) Make more efforts to change the negative images minorities have of police to positive ones, (5) Make a census analysis of the target community before recruitment is begun, (6) Plan recruitment activities more carefully, and (7) Eliminate some of the more marginal eligibility qualifications included on the basic test. (SN)
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement, Minority Groups, Police, Program Development, Program Improvement, Recruitment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (S/N 0500-0062; $.30)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.