Effects of Recruitment and Selection Processes on the Performance of Police Workforce in Bahawalpur Region: A Comparative Analysis

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Aamir Jawad Munir


An effective recruitment and selection process is essential for any organization in the world. Due to lack of effective strategies of recruitment and selection, police departments in Pakistan have remained ill-prepared to produce quality police work-force in the country. The purpose of recruitment is to hire the right suitable to the specific and general needs of a particular job. Punjab Police is an important organ of the administrative machinery of the provincial Government to maintain law & order in the society. Punjab Police has same characteristics of the recruitment and selection process throughout the province. However, a stark deviation is noted in the process of recruitment and selection in Punjab Police from the objectives and goals of the police department. Due to lack of effective organizational recruitment programs, men having criminal links have been recruited in the department in past, which has greatly affected the performance of lower rank of police employees. To investigate this phenomenon, Qualitative Comparative Analysis Approach among police forces of (UK and Canada) has been adopted to see the effects of the recruitment and selection processes on performance of police workforce in the Bahawalpur region with contemporary techniques i.e. background investigation; separate department recruitment unit and community policing in the recruitment and selection process.

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Aamir Jawad Munir. (2022). Effects of Recruitment and Selection Processes on the Performance of Police Workforce in Bahawalpur Region: A Comparative Analysis. Advances in State Studies, 1(1), 25–32. Retrieved from http://metisjournals.com/index.php/as2/article/view/8

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