Report 2021-105 Recommendation 34 Responses
Report 2021-105: Law Enforcement Departments Have Not Adequately Guarded Against Biased Conduct (Release Date: April 2022)
Recommendation #34 To: San Bernardino Police Department
To better assess whether peace officer applicants have the ability to work with diverse members of their communities and whether they possess detectable disqualifying biases, by no later than October 2022 San Bernardino Police should begin conducting standardized interviews of officer applicants that include questions designed to assess their experience working with diverse communities and their ability to do so effectively.
6-Month Agency Response
The Department has developed interview questions and corresponding evaluation criteria that assess a candidate's experience working with diverse communities and ability to do so effectively.
- Completion Date: June 2022
- Response Date: October 2022
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
San Bernardino provided its new set of interview questions that contain questions to assess an applicant's ability to work with diverse communities and the criteria it will use to evaluate applicants' answers.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.