1. Education and Employment Verification
This part of the checklist helps employers verify that potential candidates have the necessary qualifications for the position. It includes verifying a candidate's educational background, employment history, and any professional certifications they may have.
2. Criminal Records Check
This section helps employers determine if a candidate has been convicted of any crimes. It includes conducting a criminal background check, which can provide employers with information about the charges and convictions of potential candidates.
3. Reference Check
This part helps employers determine if a candidate has been recommended for hire by another law enforcement agency or employer. Employers should be sure to contact references directly and ask them questions about the candidate's qualifications and experience.
4. Psychological Evaluation
Employers should consider requesting a psychological evaluation for potential candidates to ensure they are capable of handling the physical and mental demands of the job. This can help employers make sure that their new hires will be able to handle the pressures associated with law enforcement work.
5. Drug Testing
Employers often require their law enforcement officers to submit to a drug test. This can help them ensure that their new hires are not using illegal drugs and will be able to perform their duties safely and effectively.
6. Physical Fitness Test
Many law enforcement agencies require potential hires to pass a physical fitness test. This helps employers ensure that their new officers will be able to perform the physical tasks associated with law enforcement work.
7. Background Interview
This part of the checklist helps employers gain a better understanding of a candidate's qualifications and experience. Employers should be sure to ask questions that help reveal how the candidate might handle certain situations, as well as their past law enforcement experience.
8. Financial Records Check
Employers should consider conducting a financial records check to ensure that potential hires are financially responsible and not engaged in any type of criminal activity.