ESOP Recruitment Program
The purpose of the program is to recruit, prepare and to mentor perspective recruits for sustained careers in law enforcement. The instructors in this program dedicate themselves to these perspective recruits not only for job placement skills, but life changing experiences as well as moving from family members who would negatively influence their chances of being accepted into our police department. The benefits of this program to the agency are twofold: Potential law enforcement professionals have a deep emotional and geographic connection to the area; two, potential law enforcement professionals have a broader understanding of essential community networks, social norms and interactions. The subject areas are listed below.
- Basic Reporting Writing: A course designed to instruct attendees in basic composition and design emphasized for law enforcement professionals.
- Public Speaking: A course designed to instruct attendees in basic public speaking and presentations emphasized for law enforcement professionals.
- Basic Constitutional Law: A minimal course instructing the attendee in the basics of Constitutional Law emphasized for law enforcement professionals.
- Physical Fitness: In classroom instruction on how to improve fitness levels.
- Law Enforcement Etiquette: A course designed to instruct the attendee in the basic appearance standards required in academy training.
- Law Enforcement Ethics: A course designed to instruct the attendee in basic ethical standards of the law enforcement professional.
- Police Tactics: A course designed to instruct the attendees on different options other than deadly force as their first option.
From the start of the program on March 23, 2015 to October 2015 we had a total of 58 class participants...
30 names to Human Resources for background investigations (the other 28 applicants were either eliminated by the instructors because they were not mentally ready to do this job or they quit the process on their own). 12 applicants were accepted into two academy classes.
From October 2015 to August 2016:
Out of 45 class participants, 30 names were submitted to Human Resources for background investigations (the other 15 applicants were either eliminated by the instructors because they were not mentally ready to do this job or they quit the process on their own). 18 applicants were accepted into two academy class.
We are currently working on recruitment for our fourth pre-academy class and getting a list of qualified applicants to take the entry test.
Of the 30 recruits from our program that have successfully made it into the academy, we had a total of 1 Hispanic female, 2 white males, 4 white females, 11 black females, 12 black males.