You'll need to pass a psychological and criminal history background check prior to going through the hiring process as a 911 operator. You will need to have good communication skills. *Degree Field*: Criminal Justice, Communications, and Computer Science *Additional Requirements: Clean criminal back ground, ability to pass a lie detector test, good vision and hearing, U.S. citizenship. It is a lengthy process in order to go in to the training program. Before being accepted into to the training program, a thorough background check is performed to look for any criminal charges and illegal drug use along with determining if the applicant possesses the necessary stress-resistant personality to handle this career.
Officer Selection Process Name CJA-214 Month date, 2011 Facilitator Officer Selection Process The initial step is to make the decision to become a police officer. The next step in the process is to satisfy the minimum requirement. Once this has been done, he or she must decide on the level of agency he or she wants to be a part of. The three levels of agencies to choose from are the local, state, and federal agencies. Although parts of the selection process are standardize across the board, there are some differences in reference to the hiring and eligibility process for the agencies at each level.
Probation and Parole Officers the Carrying of Firearms Community Resources In Corrections - Fall, 2011 Date submitted Probation and Parole Officers have a common goal to protect the public. They play a vital role in the criminal justice process. The criminal offenders and the areas in which they work may be dangerous. The question of whether parole and probation officers should carry firearms has fueled controversy. Some who favor treatment-based model of supervision have objected to officers carrying a firearm, while others have embraced it.
However, if you are 35 more and have actively served in the United States military the NYPD may add six years to the age requirement. Even though the nypd and lapd have similar steps in there hiring process, there are many reasons why the LAPD it is slightly different. The first step to the LAPD is filling out a Preliminary Background Application and Job Preview Questionnaire, this is a very common first step to many companies hiring process. Next is the Personal Qualifications Essay. In the essay, you are to answer questions about your work ethic, decision making skills, and judgment After that essay is submitted a Background Investigation and Polygraph Examination is required.
What are the problems with non-interrogatory forms of evidence? Choose two forms of non-interrogatory evidence to discuss. Having enough evidence is key in charging, prosecution and finally conviction of criminals, unfortunately most cases result in the police needing and wanting more evidence. Due to insufficient evidence the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will not be pursued cases further, even if the police believe they have the right suspect. However there are other types of evidence collection apart from that of questioning, which falls under the title of non-interrogatory forms of evidence such as surveillance and scientific evidence.
Police Brutality Police officers are tasked to protect and serve, that is there job. Everyday police officers risk their lives to protect ours. In some cases officers must use force to contain an unruly suspect and/or protect their own or another life. Police officers are given certain guidelines they must follow when deciding if force is necessary. Officers must use the minimum amount of force necessary when trying to contain a suspect, but that is not always the case.
“It isn’t feasible to expect a police officer to enforce every law to the letter. The criminal justice system requires officers to have flexibility in dealing with cases since the interest of justice doesn't require all offenders to be punished to the full extent of the law. Officers exercise a large amount of police discretion in dealing with many cases, and it’s important to understand how this works.” The topic that will be discussed in this paper is about police discretion for the class of law enforcement. The areas that will be touch on in this paper is the meaning of words, some myths about discretion, the advantage/ disadvantage about the use of discretion, the positive use of discretion with police officers, some consequences with
A bad conduct discharge is similar, except that it does not necessarily involve a criminal offense. The reason law enforcement agencies won’t accept dishonorable discharges is, as with criminal convictions, two-fold. First, federal law forbids anyone who has received a dishonorable discharge from the military to possess firearms. That would be a problem. Second, many law enforcement agencies are staffed by military veterans and are, in fact, organized along paramilitary lines.
Methods to prevent corruption will then be explored, such as more rigorous recruitment procedures and the reinforcement of the motivation to do what is right. Lastly, it will be explored why in fact it is so hard to reduce corruption in the police force and subsequently why it will never go away. Before it can be examined why police corruption occurs, it must first be defined, what police corruption means, as there are many widely accepted definitions. Punch as cited in Palmer (1992: 103) defines corruption as, “When an officer receives or is promised significant advantage or reward…for doing something that he is under a duty to do anyway, that he is under a duty not to do, for exercising legitimate discretion for improper reasons and for employing illegal means to achieve approved goals.” Barker and Wells as cited in Palmer (1992:104) offer a similar definition, “Police corruption is any prescribed act which involves the misuse of the officer’s official position for actual or expected material reward or gain.” (For a more detailed explanation of corruption, see Ivkovic 2003:595). As a part of their job, police are given a number of rights and powers, such as the ability to exercise discretion.
Although police officers are authority figures for which who should be trusted, police officers are not trusted today. There are many police officers who abuse their authority and should be held accountable for their actions. There are many crimes being committed for which excessive force is being used today. The crimes being committed today which may need to use excessive force is need to apprehend criminals who are under the influence of many different drugs such as alcohol, and control dangerous substance. This is place because the tradition of an eye for an eye and tooth for tooth.