The Hiring Process

Select a specific department you might want to consider for employment opportunities in the future. Please choose from either the police department, department of corrections, or a probation officer.

Then, in a short paper, describe the Hiring Process for your chosen department and the Purpose of each step of the process. The hiring process may differ depending on where you are located. Finally, provide an Overview of your selected profession by briefly discussing the size and type of department you identified. In your department overview, you may also include their specific requirements, training required, work environment, and responsibilities for the profession (police officer, corrections officer, or probation officer) you chose for this assignment and for the state in which you are located.

Some departments require a degree and some a high school diploma, some hire at age 18, and some at 21. Some departments require their recruits to take a lie detector test before being hired. Some academies are overnight academies, while others are daily academies. The time spent at the different academies may vary. It is these differences between the hiring and training processes that will make your paper unique.

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 1-3 page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, oneinch margins, and at least two sources cited in APA format.

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