2021 Annual Report - El Paso Police Department


El Paso Police Department


Backgrounds & Recruitment Recruitment

Terminations Resignations in Lieu of Termination

7 3

The Backgrounds Unit consists of Investigations, Recruiting, and Polygraph Examiner Sections. The Backgrounds Section conducts investigations for non-uniformed civilian hires, outside contract workers, 911 Tele-Communications Operators, Fire Department employees working in law enforcement positions, sworn reinstatements, and police trainees. The unit conducts police trainee investigations through extensive examination of family, employment, educational, military, driving, criminal, credit/financial, and social histories. Investigators confirm personal records, documents, and histories by researching, corroborating, and verifying information contained in submitted applicant Personal History Statements. Investigations are completed in accordance with Texas CJIS, TCOLE, COEP, and the Department’s HR standards. The Polygraph Examiner Section uses computerized polygraph instruments to monitor a person’s physiological responses to questions to help determine truthfulness. Polygraph tests can aid the Department’s Organized Crime and Major Crimes Divisions in criminal cases and can be administered to suspects and witnesses, if required. The Polygraph Examiner Section’s primary mission is to examine police trainee applicants to help determine employment suitability. The Recruiting Section is responsible to meet the Department’s hiring goals by filling open police trainee positions with talented and qualified candidates. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements in 2021, numerous in- person recruiting job fairs and hiring expos were modified to go virtual. Overall, the 2021 hiring cycle shifted more

129th Academy Class Start Date Graduation Applied Passed Written Exam Passed Job Simulation Test Started the Academy 130th Academy Class Start Date Graduation Applied Passed Written Exam Passed Job Simulation Test Projected to Start the Academy Recruiting Events Virtual Recruiting Career Fairs In-Person Recruiting Career Fairs Drug & Alcohol Testing Program Random Drug Tests Post-Accident Drug Tests Post-Firearm Discharge Drug Test Other Critical Incident Drug Test

The Payroll Staff assists all EPPD department employees in various aspects of their payroll to ensure precise and timely paychecks are calculated while adhering to collectively bargained provisions and city policies and procedures.

Resignations Retirements

59 42 242 65 147 752 70 332

09/13/21 07/25/22 1,444

Verifications of Employment Travel Requests Processed Transitional Duty Requests Workers Comp Claims Submitted

393 258 34

Positive COVID Cases COVID Quarantines

Staffing & Employee Relations Employee Relations

07/26/22 06/2023 1,837

Civilian Recruitments Civilian Applications Received Civilians Scheduled for Testing Civilians Tested Civilian New Hire/Rehire Processing Sworn Recruitments

28 1,986

It is the mission of the Human Resources Department to provide the following quality services to the employees of the City of El

toward virtual hiring fairs and expos than in 2020. The bulk of recruiter’s duties entail in-person screening of prospective applicants, administering written tests, Job Simulation Examinations, and the collection and initial screening of Personal History Statements. The El Paso Police recruiting team uses a variety of delivery methods including virtual, in-person, and traditional recruiting activities to address the police recruit employment needs within the Department.

293 238 35

Paso – Police Department: • Quality customer service

950 344 88 3 233 210 146 3

• Recruitment of qualified individuals • Retention of valuable employees • Maximizing the potential of our greatest asset – our employees. • Ensuring a safe and healthful working environment • Providing resources for administering rules, policies, and procedures These services are achieved through a teamwork philosophy that is inspired through effective organizational skills, proactive efforts, and a balance between professionalism and the ability to have fun! Our future projects in place are to have three Police Trainee Academies along with two Lateral Classes in the upcoming months. Also, we will be administering the upcoming exams this year for our Detectives, Sergeants, and Lieutenants along with the Assessment Centers for the Sergeants and Lieutenants in early 2023.

Sworn Applications Received Sworn Scheduled for Testing Sworn Tested Police Trainee Recruitments

8 45

Police Trainee Applications Received Police Trainees Scheduled for Testing Police Trainees Tested

3,781 2,659 1,370

479 48

6 7

Police Trainees Processed Current Civilian Vacancies Current Sworn Vacancies

83 36 165


2021 Annual Report

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