The Georgia Public Safety Screening Service has conducted numerous promotional assessment labs and written exams within the State of Georgia for all ranks up to and including Chief of Police. Candidate behaviors are evaluated by trained observers utilizing multiple inputs to gain consensus on the following dimensions deemed necessary for a successful leader:
• Judgment/Decision making
• Planning & Organizing
• Interpersonal Relations
• Job Knowledge
• Oral Communication
• Written Communication
Law Enforcement officers are constantly exposed to people and situations that can affect that officer’s mental and emotional stability. These are some of the services provided:
• Fitness for Duty Evaluations
• Excessive Force Issues/Complaints
• Citizen Complaint Problems
• Psychological Stability Concerns
• Alcohol/Substance Abuse Evaluations
• Employee Assistance Program
• Personal Relationship Training
• Divorce/Marital Problems
• Domestic Violence Accusations
• Individual Counseling Services
• Marital Problems
• Parenting Problems
• Mental Health Concerns
• Drug and Alcohol Abuse
• Post Shooting/Traumatic Event Services
• Critical Incident Counseling Services
• Psychological First Aid Skills
Georgia Public Safety Screening Service (GPS3) was created to serve public safety agencies within the State of Georgia with the intent to save your agency and prospective applicant’s time, effort and money by providing a single source that allows you to access background files, select applicants for interviews and fill your vacancies. In addition, our service will:
• Extend your recruitment efforts beyond your community by providing a listing service;
• Establish a Standard for Selection despite agency size or location;
• Actively recruit the most qualified and competent individual seeking a public safety positon;
• Conduct a comprehensive background investigation that will include pre-screening measures necessary to establish eligibility and following a conditional job offer a polygraph, medical exam, drug screen and psychological exam.
• Provide additional screening measures that assess an applicant’s writing/reading levels and social skills.
We are unique from many other screening services because our staff recognizes that background investigations are among the most important and challenging investigations that agencies will conduct. Trained law enforcement personnel conduct these investigations and are fully aware of your need to attract, hire and retain the BEST candidate for your agency.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
What is an EAP?
An EAP is your Employee Assistance Program. The EAP is a free and confidential resource for your use when life and work become too stressful. Your employer has partnered with GPS3 to provide EAP confidential counseling and support services. Your GPS3 EAP is staffed by professionals who have specialized training to assist public safety personnel and their families.
Who is eligible to use the EAP?
Employees and their household members may call or make an appointment in person. There is no charge for this service.
Who will know I have used the EAP?
No one will know that you have used EAP services; your contact at the EAP is totally confidential. Nothing discussed at the EAP is recorded in your medical record or personnel file. Information can only be shared with others when you provide express written consent to share such information.
The polygraph is a useful tool that:
• Verifies applicant information
• Provides the ability to uncover information
__not obtained through the background
• Provides the likelihood of uncovering
__ undetected crimes and indiscretions
• Results in a Higher Quality employee
• Results in fewer unqualified candidates
The Law Enforcement Pre-Employment Test (LEPET) is utilized, and comes from the Multi General Question Test (MGQT) family and is the prescribed test for ALL federal agencies and Department of Defense.
Relevant questions posed to applicants concern their previous drug use and involvement, undetected serious crimes and falsification of their application.
The computerization of polygraph testing and the level of training of the examiner insure results from 94% to 97% accuracy.
Leaders Without Titles
A New Perspective on Leadership
By Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D.
The training addresses six competencies that are critical in a person’s leadership ability. They are intellectuality (how to think), sociability (how to relate to others), emotionality (how to manage emotions), personability (how to take personal responsibility), morality (how to be ethical) and physicality (how to take care of your physical fitness and well-being). And although there are relatively few people who can achieve maximum performance in each of these six competencies, a leader who knows his/her flaws in these competencies can benefit from recognizing them.
Dr. Steve Sampson has written a book Leaders Without Titles on the above six personal competencies that are necessary for being a leader within yourself before leading others. He also has developed an intensive hands-on training program with an accompanying 100-page manual that trains people to develop these competencies.
Interpersonal Skills Training
Social Intelligence Skills
for Supervisors and Managers
What is Social Intelligence?
Social Intelligence is the ability to relate successfully to people of all levels regardless of race, gender, age, role, or status within an organization.
Why Social Intelligence?
Successful interactions are critical to morale, productivity, and motivation. Non-successful interactions can increase grievances, turnover, and absenteeism. Social Intelligence is not taught formally in school like reading, writing, and math. This can contribute to social illiteracy in general society and in our work environments. Unfortunately social intelligence is viewed as common sense yet without formal training it is not common.
What makes this Social Intelligence training different?
It is skills-based. It proposes that social intelligence is technical like reading, writing, and math. The emphasis is on teaching the social techniques that promote pro-social versus anti-social outcomes. The techniques are based on scientific research and not one person’s expert opinion about pro-social techniques.
What are these Social Intelligence techniques?
• Non-Verbal Techniques (How you say it not just what you say)
• Sizing Up Techniques (How to assess others)
• Rapport Building Techniques (Knowing what to say and not say)
• Managing Skills (How to control inappropriate behavior – motivate appropriate behavior)
Who Needs This Training?
Although anyone can benefit from Social Intelligence training, it has been especially successful with the following groups:
• Public safety personnel.
• Field training officers & instructors.
• Personnel in regular contact with
_ the public.