Employment Procedures at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the New York City Police Department

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Employment procedures at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the New York City Police Department The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) and the New York City Police Departments (NYDP) seek to protect the wellbeing of the American population and in doing this, they are in constant need of the best skilled and trained individuals. The two institutions also provide internal training programs, but they often choose to hire people that already assess some degree of training and specialty in the area. The recruitment and hiring processes at the two institutions are complex and they revolve around a series of elements, such as the identification of the minimum qualifications, the selection processes, the written examination, the oral boards, the investigation of the character and background, the polygraph examination or the psychological assessment. The table below summarizes the recruitment and hiring methods at the two institutions in a comparative manner. Recruitment and hiring process Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department New York City Police Department Minimum qualifications No prior convictions No use (and sale) of drugs and alcohol At least 21 years old, US citizens, visual acuity and physical condition (LVMPD Website, 2012) Drivers' license Residence in NY High school diploma 60 college credits Age between 21 and 35 US citizenship (NYC Website, 2012) The selection process Recruitment and pre-screening Selection

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