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.

6-Month 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.

  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: January 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented


60-Day 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.

  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day 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

All Recommendations in 2015-129

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.