Evidence-Based National Core Law Enforcement Competency Model

Evidence-Based National Core Law Enforcement Competency Model

The role of law enforcement officers has evolved necessitating discovery of the competencies they must demonstrate to effectively perform daily activities. Identifying such competencies is critical to individuals pursuing law enforcement careers, higher education institutions, and the criminal justice system. By identifying critical competencies, we can provide individuals seeking law enforcement careers the ability to use the competencies to identify strengths and development areas—and work to develop those competencies needed to secure and retain a law enforcement job. We can provide higher education institutions the ability to make evidence-based decisions about curriculum development—to ensure designed courses help students develop proficiencies needed to be highly employable and help law enforcement agencies better manage the safety and welfare of the public. We can provide the criminal justice system a set of future-oriented, validated competencies that will be the foundation for an integrated talent management system—to help recruit, hire, and develop law enforcement professionals. The purpose of the mixed method exploratory-sequential research study is to identify the core competencies all law enforcement officers (at the county, municipal, state, and national level) need to demonstrate today and in the future to successfully perform work activities.
Submission Date: 
February 3, 2017
Funding Status: 
Not Funded
Award Date: 
March 12, 2017