Report 2015-129 Recommendation 21 Responses

Report 2015-129: King City Police Department: Strengthening Management Practices Would Help Its Efforts to Prevent Officer Misconduct and to Regain the Public's Trust (Release Date: July 2016)

Recommendation #21 To: King City

To comply with state regulations, to better assess candidates' ability to interact effectively with the community and other officers, and to ensure consistency, the Department should by September 2016 document its interview questions, including at least one question from each of the six areas in the POST interview guidelines.

Agency Response*

Hiring procedures now include obtaining selection interview questions from the POST website and include at least one question from each of the six POST interview guidelines. A copy of questions utilized for each interview is documented and recorded.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: January 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

Hiring procedures now include obtaining selection interview questions from the POST website and include at least one question from each of the six POST interview guidelines.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

Although the Department claims to have fully implemented our recommendation to include at least one question from each of the six areas in the POST interview guidelines, it could not substantiate its claim of this implementation. We anticipate that the Department will be in a better position to provide supporting evidence in its six-month response, given that it has signed an agreement with POST to access and use the POST bank of interview questions, and it will have additional time to use these questions in its hiring process.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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