A department’s public reputation is a powerful factor in gaining trust of the community and public at-large.
Incidents by law enforcement officers are a lot more visible today, as people now have the ability to document and share incidents of misconduct, excessive force, and escalating violence like never before.
Social media background checks give law enforcement leaders the data they need to make better hiring decisions using publicly available information.
If a candidate already has a history of publicly viewable violent or racist behavior, the public is going to assume that this behavior is acceptable to the department. Identifying candidates who pose a threat to your precinct's reputation can help improve the quality of hire, prevent these crises, and be a better community partner.
Fama compliantly searches over 10,000 sources of publicly available online and social media content to identify candidates with workplace misconduct issues. A Fama report is available many times in 24-48 hours and only provides the instances of misconduct. Request a demo today to learn more about how easy it is to incorporate a Fama report in your hiring process.