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Have to do a short essay on the recruiting process could you please help me to answer this question to put in essay.

Between the Drug Enforcement Adminstration and the LAPD which has the most effective selection elements for the recruitment process?

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Law Enforcement Recruiting

Have to do a short essay on the recruiting process could you please help me to answer this question to put in essay.
Between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the LAPD which has the most effective selection elements for the recruitment process?

In making a comparison between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), one must understand there are distinct differences between the two with regards to law enforcement activities, procedures, and mission. With that said, during the ...

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The solution offers a brief description of similarities and differences of the DEA and LAPD. It compares the efficacy in selection elements during the recruitment process and provides and overview of each element.

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Many law enforcement agencies are facing an increasingly problematic shortage of police officers due to management difficulties that have been worsened by the existing police subculture, politics, power struggles, and organizational conflicts.

Problems at the CVPD
You are a recruitment officer at the Centervale Police Department (CVPD). There is a new problem being faced by your police department and those around the country. However, the problem seems to be more pronounced in the CVPD. There seems to be a huge difficulty in recruiting new officers. This is because there are very few applicants for the job and a large number of vacancies. This has never happened before.

It appears as though officers are reluctant to join the CVPD. LA has a high rate of crime and not enough staff to control the crime. The superintendent of the CVPD appointed a research team to find out why individuals were opposed to joining the CVPD. This is what the team found:

In an effort to restructure the police force, there is a sudden absence of well-defined roles. New members of the department are confused about the roles they are required to play. Most of the time, there is too much work pressure because they are required to perform functions beyond their expertise. Sometimes, there is no work at all. This causes low morale and low job satisfaction within the employees.

Another significant finding of the research done was that there is an abuse of power in the police force. Recent employees have reported that the sergeants tend to misuse the power they have. Not only do they expect the new employees to obey them blindly, but they also make unfair demands. For instance, three new police officers were put on night patrol duty for three months. During these three months, they were made to do 72 hour shifts on many occasions.

A very crucial finding was that the new employees who have joined the police force as part of the family tradition are disillusioned with the changes in policing. They are not prepared for the new attitude toward policing and the new policies that have developed.

you are the recruitment officer in the Centervale Police Department (CVPD), you have been given the responsibility of helping CVPD solve the problem mentioned above. The empty positions in the department need to be filled as soon as possible. To do this, changes have to take place within the organization.

Come up with a plan to solve the problem, analysis and conclusions should focus on solving the recruitment problems in the CVPD.

Describe the strategies for socialization you would implement to increase the probability of new recruits joining the CVPD. Explained the problems you would anticipate with the proper socialization of the new employees. Described how you would prepare to deal with these problems.

Describe the types of power you would attempt to implement within the CVPD to improve the administration of the police department. Explained why you would choose these types of power over others. Described the strategies you would put in place to control the effect of politics on the CVPD.

Explain the plans you think would put in place to reduce the intraorganziational and interorganizational conflict in the CVPD. Described how you would ascertain that the right types of conflict behavior were used in specific conflict situations. Described the process and structural interventions you would implement.
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