Friday, May 8, 2009

US Park Police Promotion Committee Receives Award

United States Park Police Chief Salvatore Lauro presented the Chief’s Certificate of Appreciation to the US Park Police Promotion Committee.

In March 2008 the Core Promotion Committee was appointed and began work on the process for the ranks of Lieutenant and Sergeant. The Force had not conducted a promotion process for these two ranks since 2003.

Achievements of the Core committee included the following:

Review and approval of test items and exercises

Completion of a crediting plan to rate and rank candidates for each position

Validation of Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs) needed to perform duties and development of benchmarks for each KSA

Provision of Assessment Center methodology training and a written examination sample pre-test

Administering of the written examination to candidates simultaneously in four distant geographical locations

Development of video exercise scenarios for the Assessment Centers and training of outside assessors to be used as evaluators

Administration of the Assessment Center to candidates simultaneously in Washington, DC, New York, and San Francisco

The Promotion Committee, through their focus, intensity, and persistence made the entire process a very positive experience for the candidates and provided the Force with a quality pool of future leaders.

The recipients are:

Major Jeanne O'Toole
Captain Jackie Burks
Captain Richard Pope
Lieutenant Dennis Maroney
Lieutenant Stacey Collins
Lieutenant Keith Rogers
Lieutenant David Buckley
Lieutenant Constance Leonard
Ms. Yvonne Buggs