The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice, is sharing information about a compliance review report that OCR recently issued to the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) (which is part of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency-ALEA). As OJP explains in its press release, OCR evaluated DPS’ efforts to recruit, hire, and retain female troopers, and concluded in this compliance review report that DPS fell short of its civil rights obligations in these areas. The report includes several recommendations for improving DPS’ and ALEA’s recruitment program, selection procedures, and fair employment practices so that they can provide equal employment opportunities to female trooper applicants and troopers and better serve communities throughout Alabama.
Link to Press Release, http://ojp.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2016/ojp01052016.pdf
Link to Report, link to the report can be found at http://ojp.gov/about/ocr/pdfs/14-OCR-0444_01042016.pdf