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Improving Peace Officer Hiring Decisions: An Integrated Organizational Approach
The nature of police work poses numerous and frequently changing challenges to law enforcement organizations. Persistent challenges associated with the recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining of peace officers have been identified over the years. Faced with numerous challenges and the enormous importance, responsibility, and community impacts police yield, this article seeks to shift from external impetuses for change toward internal momentums that are transdisciplinary, coordinated, comprehensive and based on a coherent screening-in model. Given the significance of the implications, the authors will provide respectful yet direct solutions toward improving hiring decisions. Solutions offered reflect organization-specific initiatives to increase the percentage of "good hires" through a fundamental shift in the way in which new hires are recruited, hired, and trained.
Police Hiring, Screening-in Practices, Background Investigations.
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