Analysis of Police Selection Process

Analysis of Police Selection Process

Order Description

Assignment Information:

Thompson Valley Police Service has recently appointed a new police commissioner, Commissioner Jason DeVillain. Currently, the police organisation is seeking to increase police strength (increase the number of police officers employed by the police organisation). As such, police recruit intake numbers will be doubled over the next three (3) years. In order to achieve this increase, Commissioner DeVillain has proposed two (2) key changes to the current police selection process. These changes include:

• Police recruit applicants will no longer require completion or partial completion of tertiary education upon entry

• Psychological testing will be removed from the selection process

Task:

You are a research and policy officer for the Thompson Valley Police Service. You have been asked to assess the validity and likely impact of the two (2) key proposed changes to the police recruitment selection process. You are to use empirical research evidence to support your conclusions and recommendations.

Assessment Criteria

Introduction–introductory paragraph stating the aims and purpose of your report

Analysis
For each subsection – education AND psychological assessment
Relevant literature review conducted
Analysis of empirical evidence
Sub-conclusion reached.

Recommendations
Clearly and logically recommendations – derived from preceding analysis
Brief summary of the evidence presented leading to recommendations
Clear/direct recommendations for each of the proposed changes to the selection process

Conclusion–concluding paragraph summarising the aims and purpose of the report

Referencing–APA referencing including in-text and reference list; relevant references included

Presentation–well written, appropriate paragraph structure;spelling, language and grammar; logical format; page numbering