This webinar will discuss the empirical research on what factors best predict the performance of police officers and other law enforcement personnel. Factors to be discussed include education, military history, cognitive ability, tests of “normal” personality, measures of psychopathology, clinical interviews, background checks, physical ability tests, and interviews. In addition, the important difference between “screening in” and “screening out” will be discussed.
- Learn the common methods used to select law enforcement personnel
- Understand which of these common methods actually predict performance
- Learn the relationships among academy performance, field training performance, and on-the-job performance
- Understand the legal issues associated with using various selection techniques