Course Details

Course TitleIACP 2015 - Differences Between Law Enforcement Candidates With and Without Prior Military Service as Seen in the Results of PEPE on the MMPI-2 and PAI
Date 10/24/2015
ProviderIACP - PPSS
Credit Hours1
Instructor(s)Mollie Meier Hendrickson, PsyD; Kathryn R. Juzwin, PsyD; Jaimie Lilie, PhD
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

A thorough review of research regarding police culture, military culture, and the overlap is presented followed by this research study's findings of law enforcement candidates with and without prior military service as seen on the results of PEPE.

Course Objectives

Identify significant associated military cultural factors with law enforcement as discussed in current peer-reviewed literature, and discuss the speculated impact of these factors on candidates’ decisions to transition from military to law enforcement work. Outline current study’s statistical analysis of the differences found in the results of the Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations (PEPE) for candidates with and without military experience with specific regard to MMPI-2 and PAI results, recommendation rates, and hire outcomes. Discuss implications of this study’s findings for law enforcement PEPE, and identify cultural considerations for working with military and law enforcement populations as an evaluating psychologist, as well as ethical considerations including bias and objectivity of evaluating psychologists involved in the PEPE. Implications and considerations outlined aim to strengthen the PEPE portion of the selection process.