Shrinking forces lead to innovative recruitment strategies
from By Bambi Majumdar
Law enforcement agencies across the United States are facing a recruitment crisis. There has reportedly been a 40-50% drop in applications, something that could spell trouble for our safety. According to a Police Executive Research Forum report, attraction and retention are both a problem. There are now fewer applicants interested in joining the force and more people leaving the profession within a few years on the job. Eighty-six percent of police chiefs reported a shortage of sworn officers, revealing the glaring problem.
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