Law enforcement officer seniority and PAI variables in psychological fitness for duty examinations

  • Beth A. Caillouet
  • Cary D. Rostow
  • Robert D. Davis
Article

Abstract

Sixty-two police officers were administered the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) during employer referred psychological Fitness for Duty Examinations (FFDEs). PAI scores were analyzed as a function of the length of time the officers had worked within law enforcement occupations. PAI subtest scales ARD, ARD-P, ARD-T and DEP scores all produced significant positive correlations between both the amount of time spent on the current police job and the total time served as a police officer within a bivariate Pearsonr correlation matrix. Implications for an understanding of psychometric test results within the FFDE context and the evolution of law enforcement officer personality patterns are discussed.

Keywords

Police Officer Criminal Psychology Personality Assessment Inventory Duty Evaluation Psychometric Test Result 
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© Society for Police and Criminal Psychology 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Beth A. Caillouet
    • 1
  • Cary D. Rostow
    • 1
  • Robert D. Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.Matrix, Inc.Baton RougeUSA

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