The Competency Dictionary has three categories of competencies
Each competency is presented in a structured manner that includes:
• competency name
• proficiency scale – scripted indicators detailed in 5 proficiency levels
18 competencies – outlining knowledge, skills and abilities for successful performance of general duties in 8 ranks/roles – detailing the differences in expected behaviours as work increases in complexity and scope
9 competencies – critical for all police officers involved in the investigation of criminal offenses – applying mostly to 21 criminal investigation, forensic and intelligence roles, as well as to general duty officers acting as first responders on crime scenes
14 competencies – part of a leadership framework in four (4) roles, outlining knowledge, skills, and abilities for successful performance. They are organized in 3 groups:
• performance – basic knowledge of business management, including strategic, financial, and HR management
• partnering – foster relationships with others in and outside an organization, and engaging in working together toward a common goal
• accountability – making ethical decisions and being accountable for activities to sustain the trust of employees and the public
Competency Profiles – define the roles by some combination – usually 8 or 9 – of critical competencies drawn from the 3 categories. Role definitions capture the work and the competencies, and “how” the competencies are applied.
These competencies provide a foundation for the review/update of both roles and training courses; and the development of new training for changing roles.