By Sam Smith Jr., Marketing —
Cold feet are commonly associated with marriage, which is a huge commitment. Some potential police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico are also getting cold feet when it comes to taking a test. So much in fact that more than two-thirds of police applicants simply don’t show up on testing day.
In an effort to attract more candidates, the Albuquerque police department advertises a $5,000 signing bonus for all new hires, but they’re still having trouble recruiting new hires.
3-day Testing Process
APD shared that last year there were 2,051 qualified APD academy candidates scheduled to take the qualifying polygraph test. In an effort to make the testing convenient, the tests are offered 24 weekends a year. However, the testing process is a three-day event, including an aptitude test, reading comprehension, a physical test, an integrity exam as well as a psychological and polygraph exam.
This extensive testing has deterred many candidates from seriously applying for a job with the APD.
Offer Alberti, the recruitment officer for APD has stated that the department has considered off-site testing to help alleviate travel costs and restraints on current applicants. This is where EyeDetect could swoop in and alleviate some recruiting headaches. With partners around the nation, any police department could call on these Service Partners to administer an EyeDetect test, which would only take about 30 minutes with 86% accuracy.
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