Require Psychological and Bias Screenings
All officers hired by a municipal or County police
department shall undergo a full psychological screening,
in conjunction with a bias screening, by a Countyapproved
psychiatrist or psychologist. New hires shall
also receive a full background investigation. All police
departments shall contact Missouri POST to review
the license status and any known disciplinary history of
potential hires before making an offer of employment.
(Adapted from Action Item 6.1.4 of Presidential Task
Force on 21st Century Policing report)
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