College educated police officers tend to have a

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hired. College-educated police officers tend to have a greater knowledge of the criminal justice system and also a better understanding of policing. What according to you are some personality characteristics that are important for becoming responsible police officers? Describe these characteristics. Ethical – Police officers should demonstrate ethical personalities when carrying out their responsibilities or duties. For example, some police officers take advantage of their role as police officials thinking they can get away with anything especially the mistreatment of citizens. Persistent – Given that law enforcement officials often deal or revolve around risky situations, it is important that they must have the ability to endure any challenges or hardships. It’s the same as being courageous. Self-aware – A police officer must understand and be aware of who he/she is including skills, values, interests, and character. How would you ensure diversity among the ranks—including racial minorities, women, and people from different sections of society? Or how much weight should be given to factors such as race, ethnicity, religion, and gender of candidates during selections? To ensure diversity among the ranks, I would make sure that candidates are aware of career opportunities regardless of their race, gender, or religion and screen them through various examinations to determine those who are qualified. I would also make sure that the selection procedures are more transparent and up to date. If you were the hiring official, would you exclude applicants who fall short of your perceptions of an "ideal cop" but who fit the criteria for the job? Why or why not? No, I would not. As I mentioned earlier, hiring or selecting potential officers shouldn’t be based on a single information as well as a single person’s judgment. What if I decided not to hire an
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applicant for he did not fit my perception of an ideal cop yet he turned out to be the opposite of what I thought? It isn’t about what I believed, it should be about the “quality”.
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