Course Details

Course TitleIACP 2020 - Collaboration as Best Practice in Hiring and Retention: Perspectives from a polygrapher, psychologist, background, commander and chief
Date 10/21/2020
ProviderIACP - PPSS
LocationVirtual Conference
Credit Hours1
Instructor(s)Jack Cauley, Ron Hess, Dr. Chad Waxman, Kellene Wells
Method of InstructionVirtual (Synchronous/Live)
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

Successful recruitment relies on collaboration between police departments, background investigators, polygraphers, and psychologists. Insufficient screening creates absences, worker's compensation claims, unstable officers, and unsafe and/or illegal behaviors on the job. A comprehensive pre-employment process limits problematic employees and exposes inconsistencies in applicants' self-report, revealing information that may present risk to the public's safety and teamwork and reliability concerns. Information obtained will identify strengths that allow supervisors to better understand new officer's weaknesses. This presentation will offer best-practice perspectives from professionals involved in each stage of the process.

Course Objectives