Remember in 2019 when LAPD’s recruiting ads ran on Breitbart? I’ve been trying to get some information about this and related topics since then but with very little success. First I asked LAPD. LAPD told me that they didn’t handle their own advertising1 and that I should talk to the City of LA Personnel Department.
I sent Personnel a public records act request in early October 2019 and, despite four followups, they haven’t responded yet. So I don’t have news on the Breitbart thing yet but the other day I got some records relating to other aspects of LAPD hiring:
⦿ Personnel Department Public Safety Division hiring recap — For the week of September 7, 2020. This has detailed statistics on various LAPD recruiting ad campaigns as well as that week’s pass/fail stats.
⦿ Public Safety Division Presentation — A 41 slide August 2020 presentation to a Police Commission committee about hiring practices. This has essential information about what kinds of ads they run, where they run them, and so on.
So for instance LAPD recruits heavily at HBCUs by advertising but also by sending officers annually to job fairs at Alcorn State, Fayetteville, Grambling, and Southern Universities. They staff tables at Taste of Soul and “barbershop and beauty salon gatherings” and run an “annual hiring seminar at Crenshaw Christian Center.”
Continue reading Interesting Material About LAPD Recruitment And Hiring — Candidate Testing Outcomes Broken Out By Race And Gender — Recruiters Attend HCBU Job Fair Every Year — Changing Standards To Increase Psych Exam Pass Rate — Asking Candidates About Their Community Involvement And Cultural Sensitivity — Data On Engagement Rates For Specific Social Media Campaigns — And So Much More — Speaking Of Which LAPD Is Considering Possibility Of Hiring A Third Party To Carry Out “deeper investigation of candidates’ footprint on social media”