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Shelley Spilberg
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Peace Officer Psychological Screening Dimensions

At its July 20, 2006, meeting, the POST Commission approved the issuance of Psychological Screening Dimensions (pdf) for use in the pre-employment psychological evaluation of peace officers. The new set of ten validated peace officer psychological attributes was developed from an extensive job analysis. Each of the ten psychological dimensions includes a behaviorally-based definition and a list of associated positive and counterproductive peace officer behaviors. In addition to serving as a foundation for the upcoming POST Psychological Screening Manual, these dimensions provide a set of job-related attributes to help foster communication between psychologists, hiring authorities, and others involved in the peace officer screening process.

Questions about the psychological screening dimensions, or the upcoming revision of the POST Psychological Screening Manual may be directed to Shelley Spilberg, at (916) 227-4824.

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