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    Document Summary
    - Report Published -

    House Document No. 40

    Document Title
    Minority Recruitment and Hiring Trends Strategies and Recommendations

    Department of State Police

    Enabling Authority
    Appropriation Act - Item 414 J. (Regular Session, 2007)

    Executive Summary
    The department is faced with the challenge of recruiting qualified applicants from a diverse population. The Recruitment Unit was established within the department in 2002. Its mission is to identify and recruit the most qualified candidates for employment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining diversity within the workforce of the Virginia State Police. To accomplish this mission, the unit has developed strategies to meet the needs of the department.

    In order to recruit and hire qualified minorities, the department and the Recruitment Unit must remain committed to the strategies that are presently in place. The strategies that have proven to be most effective are those that focus on direct contact with minority candidates. The majority of these contacts are made during recruitment programs at colleges/universities, military bases and community outreach programs. It is vitally important that we continue to seek out those venues which are the most beneficial to our recruitment strategy. It is equally important to recognize that our success depends upon how we market our department. The Recruitment Unit will continue focusing on recruiting the most qualified and diverse applicants available with emphasis on the minority and female population.