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Identifying behaviors that are either counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs) or organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) may assist law enforcement agencies in selecting and aligning police officers for the various roles asked of them. The 6 dimensions of personality are not currently being used in law enforcement agencies to predict overall job performance of police officers. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the extent to which the 6 personality dimensions as measured by the HEXACO Personality Inventory Revised (HEXACO-PI-R) predicted overall indicators (OCB and CWB) of police officer job performance. A sample of 51 police officers from a variety of Canadian police agencies completed a survey that included the HEXACO-PI-R, the Organizational Citizenship Behavior Scale, and the Workplace Deviant Behavior Scale. Findings from Pearson and Spearman correlations and multiple regression models indicated statistically significant relationships between the HEXACO-PI-R and OCB and CWB scores in police officers. Findings may be used to inform the law enforcement community on best practices for utilizing the 6 dimensions of personality to predict indicators of police officers' job performance.