Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Second Committee Member
Dennis M. Dennis
Third Committee Member
James L. Eubanks
Washington State Patrol Trooper Cadets serve in a number of positions, a number of locations across the state and for varying lengths of time before they are selected to attend the academy. The purpose of the present research was to determine whether these factors were related to subsequent academy performance and job performance.
To that end, 255 cadets hired between 1979 and 1985 were studied. The results indicated that only pre-academy assignment duration was significantly correlated with academy completion and academy performance. Implications for further research and departmental policy are discussed.
Hamack, Richard Franklin, "Pre-Academy Placement in the Washington State Patrol: Factors Associated with Academy and Job Performance" (1988). All Master's Theses. 1828.