Report 2021-105 Recommendation 44 Responses
Report 2021-105: Law Enforcement Departments Have Not Adequately Guarded Against Biased Conduct (Release Date: April 2022)
Recommendation #44 To: San Jose Police Department
To improve its ability to recruit qualified applicants who reflect the diversity of its community, by April 2023, San Josť Police should develop and begin implementing a documented strategy aligned with best practices for recruiting officers who reflect the diversity of its community.
6-Month Agency Response
On August 18, 2022, the Recruiting Unit presented the Police Department Recruitment and Hiring Activity Annual Report. In this report, the Department detailed its efforts to boost applications and hiring of women, veterans, and a diverse applicant pool. These include recruiting at diversity-specific community events, colleges rated high in racial diversity, career and job fairs, military events, maintaining an online presence, and utilizing a recruiting website.
- Completion Date: August 2022
- Response Date: October 2022
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
San Jose provided its updated recruitment plan, which includes strategies for recruiting a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community.
60-Day Agency Response
As outlined in the previous Recommendation the updated Procedural Manual containing a documented recruiting strategy will be completed by October 2022. The implementation of the revised recruiting efforts will begin immediately upon completion of the Procedural Manual. Upon completion, the document will be publicly available via the Department's Public Document Library.
- Estimated Completion Date: 11/2022
- Response Date: June 2022
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.