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Police Recruitment and Selection Process

Write a 750- 1,050-word paper in which you describe the recruitment and selection process of the agency you selected. Include the following

• Describe elements associated with the police recruitment and selection process at the agency.
• Identify major components of the training process and the career development programs for officers who work at the agency.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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The process of police recruitment and selection is approximately similar across states and localities. Similar to other employers, police departments are often recruiting new officers as there is a large demand for personnel in this field. To answer this question you will want to research police recruitment and selection to take note of the requirements.

The LAPD requires that a candidate must be 21, a high school graduate, must have a history of lawful conduct, must respect other people and other diversities of people, and your financial and driving records demonstrate responsible decisions.

The initial phases of selection start with a candidate filling out an application, similar to many other employment opportunities.

After doing your research to find out what it takes to make it through the initial phases of selection for employment as a police officer, you next want to research police training. After initial selection phases, police officers are sent to a police academy to be trained in police techniques. An example is the LAPD:

"If you are selected for the LAPD, you will be sent to the world famous LAPD Academy for six months of training. Training is rigorous, demanding and exhausting. It is also a rewarding life-changing experience. New officers learn how much they are capable of by succeeding at seemingly impossible challenges, both physical and ...

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The police recruitment and selection processes are discussed. The major components of the training process and the career development programs for officers who work are given.