U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

NCJRS Virtual Library

The Virtual Library houses over 235,000 criminal justice resources, including all known OJP works.
Click here to search the NCJRS Virtual Library

Queensland Police Officers' Perceptions of the Promotion and Transfer System: Results of the 2000 Follow-up Survey

NCJ Number
Gabi Hoffmann
Date Published
38 pages
This report describes Queensland police officers' perceptions of the promotion and transfer system.
The report is a follow-up to a survey conducted in 1998 which measured police officers' perception of the promotion and transfer system prior to the introduction of a new selection panel system. The main features of the changes were: (1) use of panel conveners from outside the region or command to which selections were being made; (2) use of an independent community member on the selection panel; (3) generic appointments to rank; and (4) formation of standing regional panels for each generic group advertised. Respondents to the 2000 survey, like those surveyed in 1998, generally had negative views of the system. However, for three of five statements measuring perceptions of fairness, consistency, and bias, respondents to the 2000 survey gave more positive responses than their 1998 counterparts. The majority of respondents thought little of the Management Develop Program (MDP), although the more officers were exposed to higher management duties, the more positive were their attitudes toward the value and importance of the program. The top six problems with the promotion and transfer system were cronyism/bias; problems with the MDP; no recognition of length of service/experience; delays; inconsistencies between panels; and lack of emphasis on work performance. Notes, figures, tables, references


No download available