MULTICULTURAL REPRESENTATION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT: RECRUITMENT, RETENTION, AND PROMOTION
Multicultural is related to several cultures in society, and educational theory that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than a mainstream culture. The Impact of Cultural Diversity in law enforcement is hard to uphold, currently in law enforcement it’s hard to keep officers because of the lack of interest that goes on, pay grade, and taking too long to rank up within the field. I notice the continuously open application for officers because of the employment. Recruitment for officers have slowed down as well, some departments are willing to take on people who just have a high school diploma. The recruitment and selection process of officers are intense. Every state and police department varies, in Albany, GA the police requirements are being at least 20 years old, High school diploma or GED required with no previous experience. Have a Georgia valid driver license, U.S. citizenship, no felony, domestic violence convictions, or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude. Pass the extensive drug/background check along with the psychological screening. Lastly, you must achieve and maintain the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Depending on the agency that his or her are applying to could take up to 3 month to a year for a callback for an interview. Usually local, and state enforcements are easier to get hired rather than federal. (Albany P.D.). After the recruitment process is complete some people will be hired as an officer but first they have to go to police academy to be fully accepted in the department. Police academy consists of in class training, on-site training, workout routines, drills, enforcement procedures and certification levels of enforcement. After the academy is completed the officers are fully trained and ready to work in their careers. Generally, officers that just got hired perform in ride along with...
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