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

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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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