CJUS 2100 Chapter 4: Police Recruitment
CJUS 2100 Chapter 4: Police Recruitment Cjus 2100
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CJUS 2100 Chapter 4: Police Recruitment Intro o Some countries prioritize the social service aspects of policing so that in many ways the police appear more closely aligned to social workers than to crime fighters and the emphasis is often place upon community response policing and human rights. In other countries, such as the US, the primary task of the police is to prevent crime. o The New London, Connecticut, Police dept. gained notoriety in 1999 for preventing Robert Jordan from joining the dept on the basis that he was too intelligent. Basic Requirements o As a general statement police recruits must be physically fit, not have a criminal record, and be at least 21 years of age. o In 2003, more than 50% of US police forces did not have an aptitude test. 25% held a polygraph test and just 1% required second language ability. Only 67% of forces required psychological evaluation. o State and local law enforcement employ more than 1.33 million full-time personnel of which 765,000 are sworn officers. 49% of all agencies employ fewer than 10 full-time sworn officers and 64% are employed in agencies of fewer than 100 officers. 1 in 8 new recruits is female. 1 in 10 is Latino. o The key skills for police listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website are: ability to multi-task, communication skills, empathetic personality, good judgement, leadership skills, perceptiveness, and strength & stamina. Arlington, TX o Arlington, TX has a 26-week academy with classes in law, procedure, patrol & investigations, as well as driving and fitness training. Classes are based on a 5-day week. Following successful completion of the initial academy, officers are assigned to patrol under the direction of a Field Training officer (FTO) for a further 14 weeks. Four-Year Degree Requirement o Arlington PD and Tulsa PD are 2 of 36 police dept. nationwide that now require all applicants to hold a 4-yer degree from an accredited university. o The Police Association for College Education (PACE) is a non- profit organization that encourages and facilitates a minimum education level of a 4-year degree for all police officers, and it has worked closely over the past decade to encourage PDs and advisory bodies to promote police degree requirements. Deputy Sheriffs th o LACSD, aka Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office (LASO), is the 4 largest local police agency in the US and the largest sheriff’s dept in the world. o Detective investigations are conducted throughout the Detective Division, which has 6 bureaus: Homicide, Major Crimes, Commercial Crimes, Special Victims, Narcotics, and the Taskforce for Regional Autotheft. State Police o Currently 42 of 50 state police agencies have a specialized SWAT provision. Questions o The US Appeals Court stated that in the Robert Jordan case “New London’s used of an ‘uppercut’ did not violate the equal protection clause”. True o As a general statement, police recruits must be physically fit, not have a criminal record and be at least _____ years of age. 21 o In 2003, more than _____ of US police forces did not have an aptitude test. 50% o Ninety percent of basic training academies now provide terrorism training to new entrants. True o On average, 66% of new recruits successfully complete basic training. False o Typically, completion of the Police Licensing Exam will attract in the region of 22 hours of potential associate degree credit. True o Conviction for a Class B misdemeanor within the past 10 years would prohibit appointment as a police officer. False o Overall, _____ of US police forces require applicants to hold a 4- year university degree. 1% o Deputy sheriffs must be 20 years of age, participate in a written examination, and successfully complete an 18 week training program. True o The _____ were the first statewide police response in the US (1905). Pennsylvania State Police
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