Police Recruitment & Selection: Approaches & Stages


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What is the goal of recruitment?

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1. Which current recruitment practice is being questioned for its long-term effects?

2. What has been one of the major priorities of modern police recruiting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Questions in this quiz focus on recruitment and selection processes used by police departments. Topics explored include the purpose and nature of this process, including information on modern day recruitment ideals and problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass this quiz you should have knowledge of:

  • The overall objective of recruitment
  • The police application process
  • Areas of concern in recruitment
  • Recruitment priorities

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information concerning the requirements for becoming a police officer in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding issues surrounding contemporary police recruitment and selection practices and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding desirable qualities in potential candidates

Additional Learning

To find out more about this process, check out the related lesson called Police Recruitment & Selection: Approaches & Stages. This lesson provides information on methods used to attract candidates, such as the use of:

  • Television advertisements
  • Video games
  • Social media outlets