Bellevue Police Department Hiring the Best Bellevue Police Department - 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98009-9012 425-452-6917
Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior
Records Check – 1 tool • Vast majority of crimes go unreported. • Most reported crimes are not investigated and closed with an arrest. • Most arrests do not end with a conviction of the original crime.
Criminal History Records Check • Only includes conviction history. • Does not include original charge • Does not include expunged or vacated sentences. • Does not include non-criminal traffic • Does not include police contacts • Does not include criminal involvement
Select the best. Toss the rest. Hiring Must be Process Driven • Establish minimum standards. • Establish clear selection/rejection criteria. • Strictly adhere to standards and criteria. • Use professional pre-employment screeners. • Faithfully follow the rules you establish. Bellevue Police Department – Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Service
Hiring Process Process • Advertise vacancy with minimum standards • Follow defined application process • Test • Elicit critical information • Personal History Questionnaire • Applicant attests to meeting minimum standards • Interview • Investigate • Select
What are you looking for? Most PHQ’s contain • Minimizations • Omissions / Failure to Divulge • Rationalization • Deflection • Fabrication / Embellishing • Lying
Questions to References • Drama? • Ranking of him as an overall employee? • Absences from work? • Punctuality? • People he got along well with… others? • 3 things to be better? • Rank productivity among peers?
Questions to References • Who did he work with? • Who was her immediate supervisor? • Has he ever been verbally reprimanded? • What’s the worst thing he’s done on the job? • Were you aware that she was looking elsewhere? • How happy are they at their job?
“TO DO” list • Learn interview techniques from professionals • John F. Reid and Assoc – Hiring the Best • Slowick and Associates – Objective Pre-employment Interview • Identify critical factors you are selecting for • Customer service • Integrity and accountability • Ability to follow directions • Safe driving history • Patience, maturity and emotional stability • Create efficient process to maximize your efforts and improve the retention and quality • Develop secondary references • Verify by third party