Course Details

Course TitleSPCP 2019 - The Effect of Community Evaluators on the Selection of Entry-Level Police Officers
Date 9/23/2019
Provider2019 SPCP Annual Conference
Credit Hours0.25
Instructor(s)Hutchison & Herndon
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

The process of effectively assessing and selecting police officer candidates is a topic that has been debated by researchers and practitioners. As a method of building relationships with the public, some police forces have integrated community members as evaluators into the assessment and selection process. A video-based test is a common method of evaluating entry-level police officer applicants and typically involves raters who have experience in law enforcement. This presentation will demonstrate how to measure the effect of introducing a community member into the entry-level police officer selection process based on rater agreement, subgroup differences in selection outcomes, and predictive validity.

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