Dimension 7: Emotional Regulation/Stress Tolerance:

Emotional Regulation/Stress Tolerance involves the ability to maintain composure and stay in control, even during high pressure emergency events and other stressful situations. It also requires taking negative aspects of the job in stride and maintaining an even temperament, as well as accepting criticism without becoming defensive or having it

Dimension 6: Integrity/Ethics:

Integrity/Ethics requires maintaining high standards of personal conduct, such as honesty, impartiality and trustworthiness, as well as abiding by laws, rules, regulations, and procedures, which also means:

• Not abusing the system or using your position for personal gain;
• Not bending rules or otherwise attempting to beat the system; and

Dimension 5: Impulse Control/Attention to Safety:

Impulse Control/Attention to Safety involves taking proper precautions and avoiding impulsive and/or unnecessarily risky behavior to ensure the safety of yourself and others. It includes the ability and mindset to think before acting – to avoid knee-jerk reactions and instead act with consciousness to best address the situation at

Dimension 4: Conscientiousness/Dependability:

Conscientiousness/Dependability involves diligent, reliable, conscientious work patterns, and performing in a timely, logical manner in accordance with rules, regulations and organizational policies.

Conscientiousness/Dependability includes:

• Carrying out assigned tasks thoroughly, timely and successfully to completion;
• Maintaining a punctual and reliable attendance record;
• Persevering through many types of situations (i.e.

Dimension 3: Adaptability/Flexibility:

Adaptability/Flexibility involves the ability to change course, with the capacity to quickly and easily adjust to many different and sometimes competing demands of the job. Adaptability/Flexibility consists of:

• Appropriately shifting between various work roles, such as facilitator, rule enforcer, etc.;
• Adjusting to planned/unplanned work changes, including different types of

Dimension 2: Teamwork:

Teamwork involves working effectively with others to accomplish common goals, while putting your personal interests aside for the good of the group/organization. It also requires establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, clients, representatives and others from the group/organization. Teamwork consists of:

• Sharing information and providing assistance and support

Dimension 1: Social Competence:

Social Competence involves communicating with others in a tactful and respectful manner, and showing sensitivity and concern in one’s daily interactions. Social Competence includes:

• Ability to read people and be aware of how your words/behavior impact others (Social Awareness);
• Interest and concern for the feelings of others (Empathy);

During the course of the psychological evaluation, gaps or discrepancies in a candidate’s accounts of their occupational or personal history, including incidents involving potential acts of bias, may require clarification. It is important for candidates to understand that background investigators may be asked to interview others, conduct follow-up interviews, confirm the disposition of an investigation

The psychological suitability standard for peace officers requires the absence of any “emotional, or mental condition, including bias against race or ethnicity, gender, nationality, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, that might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer”. When evaluating a candidate for explicit and/or implicit bias against a person or

A great deal of peace officer psychological research focuses on identifying indicators of dysfunctional peace officer behaviors. Many counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs) have been targeted in studies, including but not limited to excessive force, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, substance abuse, insubordination or other supervisory problems, embezzlement, deceitfulness, multiple motor vehicle violations, inappropriate verbal conduct, blackmail,