Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines the Ontario Constable Selection System (OCSS) to assess whether barriers within the process discourage candidates from competing for a career in policing. Interviews with 11 newly sworn police officers and 12 individuals who chose not to participate in the OCSS testing were conducted. The findings reveal that factors related to the perceived validity of the test, financial cost, and perceived fairness discourage potential applicants from competing.
Hadley, Glenn, "The Identification of Participation Barriers Associated with Employment Testing in the Ontario Constable Selection System" (2009). MPA Major Research Papers. 76.