Police Application Process

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The different steps in a typical police application process include the following: A written test. There are two written tests in the selection process: The first test is the Alberta Communication Test (ACT) and The Alberta Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (A-PREP). There is a Screening Interview were the applicants is contacted by a File Manager to arrange a one-on-one interview. The purpose of this interview is to discuss and outline expectations of the selection process. Following the screening interview there is a panel interview, which involves three members of the Service (Recruiting Unit File Manager and two others selected from other areas) they will ask general questions related to the applicants application. Something that every police service uses is the Polygraph Examination. The polygraph is were many applicants have failed and have been asked to leave. The polygraph exam is a test that examines the applicant’s honesty, integrity and suitability for employment, A Psychological Assessment follows which will assist in determining suitability for employment as a police officer. A Security Background Investigation is completed to examine the applicant’s previous record, This may include: A Employment and character reference check 
and a Credit check. The Selection Committee consists of Senior Officers (three Inspectors and the Chief Human Resources Officer) .The Applicant files are presented to the committee for review and consideration. The Applicant does not attend this stage of the process. The committee selects the most suitable and best-qualified applicants. Following the selection committees decisions there is a final step, which is the Occupational Medical Exam. This is a medical exam conducted by the occupational health provided for the city that the applicant is applying in.

I believe the Physical Readiness Evaluation would be the most difficult because someone who may not be physically fit probably wouldn’t be able to complete the...
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