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May 2009
Featured Careers Column
Police promotional testing and disparate impact

Imagine if you were a white or Hispanic officer and you came out first on a promotional examination and the test was thrown out because not enough African-American officers would be promoted. What if it was reversed and the test was thrown out because not enough white officers would be promoted?

Either way, it’s a tough pill to swallow, but this is exactly what happened to a group of white and Hispanic firefighters in the City of New Haven, Connecticut because of something called “disparate impact.”... Full Story

Excelsior College, an accredited leader in distance education, offers programs in Criminal Justice for busy professionals already on the job. Earn credit for military and CJ academy training. Earn credit through online courses toward an associate or bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice including a new emphasis in Homeland Security.

See how you can finish ahead at cj.excelsior.edu.

Exclusive Careers Column
Getting promoted: Top 10 dos and don’ts for test day

How do you prepare for the promotion you’ll one day seek? I’ve always thought that the three parts of the promotional process were the officer, the test, and the politics. In this three part column, I’ll discuss the three parts of the promotion process and, hopefully, help to guide you on your way.

In part one, I talked about the officer—the most important part of the triangle. Here I'll discuss the testing procedure itself. The first problem you’ll encounter is the number of different types of tests out there ... Full Story

Featured PoliceOne Job Postings

Ellis County Sheriff's Office, Waxahachie, TX

Under direction of the lead Senior Dispatcher, performs a variety of dispatch and police administrative duties of above-average difficulty which require learning specific policies and practices and selecting which procedures to use for specific cases; types with accuracy and speed; and does related work as required. Previous experience in customer service especially in a college or university environment is strongly preferred.

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Part Time Peace (Police) Officer
St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX

The University Peace (Police) Officer will enforce laws (federal, state or local), University Traffic and Parking Regulations and violations of the code of conduct throughout the campus. The University Peace (Police) Officer will also act as an ambassador for the University and serve the community in a joint effort, where University Police Deptarment members, students, faculty, staff, visitors and neighbors of St. Mary’s University create the reality of a safe and secure environment.

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With a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) or a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, you’ll gain the skills and credentials you need to meet the increasingly complex issues and challenges faced by government, profit, and nonprofit sectors within your community.

Get started today at Walden University.

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