Equal Opportunity Employer
The division has made efforts to make contact with more female and minority candidates by attending job fairs in Toledo as well as Columbus. Recruiters have also reached out to the Bowling Green State University Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs. In addition, over the last 12 months, the division has completed a comprehensive review of our recruitment and hiring process with one of the goals to increase female and minority applicants. The review recommended using the National Testing Network for applicants. This approach will be adopted and should allow for a larger pool of diverse applicants from across the United States to apply with our division.
The division does not have a permanent full-time recruiter position. That position is assigned to the City Personnel Department. However, the division does assign personnel to recruit duties. The recruitment team is comprised of one sergeant and 5 patrol officers. Each recruitment officer is trained annually on Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmation Action as well as the Civil Service Commission's hiring process (see Policy 1-4-1 Recruiter Training).
- Attending career day events
- Attending job fairs at post-secondary and vocational schools
- Contacting National Guard Posts, and Veteran Affairs offices (see Policy 1-4-2 Recruiter Visitations)
- Recruitment officers market the division in various ways, including but not limited to:
- Using social media platforms, as well as employment websites
Annual Recruitment Plan
The recruitment team is also tasked with developing and implementing an annual recruitment plan (see attached Recruitment Plan and Reviews). This plan is reviewed on an annual basis by the deputy chief and chief of police for compliance and recommendations. One of the challenges identified in the plan is the need to recruit more minority and female applicants. The division has also identified this as a challenge in the CALEA compliance report; the National Testing Network for applicants is being adopted in order to help address this shortfall.