Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Louisville Metro Police Evaluation Study Results

The President’s 21st Century Police Task Force Report identified building legitimacy and procedural justice as the main pillar to policing reform in the United States. In 2015, the Louisville Metro Police Department required all sworn personnel to participate in a two-day training course focused on emotional survival and procedural justice. Researchers from the University of Louisville and University of Central Missouri evaluated the impact of the training on sworn personnel’s perceptions of the four procedural justice dimensions: trust, respect, neutrality, and participation. The evaluation used a pre- and post-test design to survey sworn personnel’s perceptions of procedural justice before and after the training. The findings indicate procedural justice training led to an increase in sworn personnel's support for all four procedural justice dimensions after training was completed.

View the report at Honing Interpersonal Necessary Tactics Training Evaluation.pdf

posted 24th February 2016 cap

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chief of Police, High Point, North Carolina

The City of High Point, NC, nationally known for the High Point Model of Policing, is seeking a seasoned, assertive and visionary consensus builder to be their next Chief of Police.  The successful candidate will be someone who is an experienced advocate for proactive, evidence and data based approaches to policing and who fully supports the Focused Deterrence approach that the City of High Point has embraced since 1998.  Unafraid to innovate, the High Point Police Department prides itself on its success in bringing down violent crime and domestic violence rates over the last 18 years while increasing transparency, community engagement and professional partnerships. The next leader of this low turnover department, will be shaping the future of policing in High Point with effective succession planning, taking successful existing initiatives to another level, innovating by evaluating and implementing appropriate new strategies, and continuing to build trust in the community. The position is open due to retirement. Police Department and Position Overview: 
The City of High Point operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The City has approximately 1475 employees working across 23 departments.  The new Police Chief will report to the City Manager.  The individual selected for this key role will lead a Department of approximately 239 sworn and 41 non-sworn employees with an annual budget of $24.4 M.  Employees are divided among four areas:  Office of the Chief of Police (which includes the Public Information Officer), Major Deterrence and Crime Prevention, Field Operations North (Special Investigations, Property Crimes, Traffic Unit and School Resource Officers), and Field Operations South (Personnel and Recruiting, Training and Animal Control, and Police Records. The Chief of Police oversees many special programs with the goal of improving community relations and providing public safety education such as P2C – where citizens can look up and print out a police report of an incident in which they were involved; and Crime mapping, which will map incidents anywhere in the City, HPCAV – High Point Community Against Violence, a nonprofit organization that partners with the Violent Crimes Task Force division to reduce violent crime in the City, a Citizens’ Academy, Ride Along Programs, National Night Out and others.   See for more information.

Qualifications: The City seeks a law enforcement leader with a minimum of 15 years progressive law enforcement experience and at least 5 years of cross-functional and progressively responsible experience including administrative and command work at rank of Captain or higher; a BA/BS degree (Master’s degree highly preferred) along with executive law enforcement training (e.g. FBI National Academy, Administrative Officers Management Program, LEEP, etc.).  Must have current certification as a municipal or local government law enforcement officer by his/her respective state or with no more than one year break in full-time sworn service at time of appointmentPlease note that North Carolina has partial reciprocity for current (or with honorable discharge) military law enforcement certification.  North Carolina does NOT have reciprocity with Federal law enforcement certification.

Salary range and Application Process:
Current city policy states that Department Directors must reside within the city of High Point Planning Area as shown on the current officially adopted City Land Use Plan Map. within 12 months of appointment to the position. Hiring range is $92,451.00 - $138,340.00 (beginning salary will be commensurate with experience). The City offers a highly competitive benefits package. Additional information about the benefits package is available at

To view the full posting and to confidentially apply for this position, visit the Developmental Associates application website (or paste  All applications must be submitted online via this application portal).  All applicants are encouraged to apply by February 25, 2016.  Semi-Finalists will participate in an assessment center in High Point on March 31-April 1. All inquiries should be emailed to The City of High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.  

posted cap February 3, 2016