Candidate Physical Fitness Testing
Rafilson, Fred M., Law & Order
The need for legally defensible methodologies and outcomes
There is a tremendous need in law enforcement for legally defensible physical fitness testing methods. Several factors have brought this area of personnel selection into the limelight, including increased levels of public safety employee hiring, an increasingly litigious society, and confusion regarding the validity and legality of current testing models.
Police department hiring has increased over the last several years. It is not unusual for a small or mediumsized agency to receive several hundred applications for a posted job opening. Given most municipal and civil service rules and regulations, the majority …
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Publication information: Article title: Candidate Physical Fitness Testing. Contributors: Rafilson, Fred M. - Author. Magazine title: Law & Order. Volume: 48. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2000. Page number: 99+. © Hendon Publishing Company Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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