Police Civil Service in Texas: A Survey of Attitudes of Selected Police Officers
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Police civil service is a system which like many others, evolved from a need to remedy undesirable practices. Realizing the nature of public employment, specifically police service, standards and practices must be established and adopted which ensure the highest quality service. Within this realm, issues such as working conditions, economic considerations, and morale continue to provide constant challenges for police administrators and elected officials. As society changes, demands and expectations also change. The public is now voicing concerns as never before. This attention and change provides the impetus for examining the current Texas civil service system. Although this study is concerned specifically with police civil service, a vast majority of the literature concerns civil service employment in the larger scope. Hence, the facets of employment influenced by civil service, are not limited to the police profession.