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NCJ Number: NCJ 233812     Find in a Library
Title: Police Recruitment and Retention in the Contemporary Urban Environment
Author(s): Jeremy M. Wilson ; Clifford A. Grammich
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 2007CKWXK005;2006DDBX0025
Sale Source: Rand Corporation
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Document: PDF 
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the presentations, discussions, and opinions offered by panelists at the RAND Center on Quality Policing National Summit on Police Recruitment and Retention in the Contemporary Urban Environment. This summit, supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the National Institute of Justice, brought nearly 60 participants to the RAND Washington Office in June 2008.
Abstract: Recruitment and retention of officers is an increasing challenge for police agencies in a time of increasing crime and homeland security demands and of decreasing resources in American cities. Many urban police agencies report particular difficulty in recruiting minority and female officers. To help address these challenges, the RAND Center on Quality Policing convened a National Summit on Police Recruitment and Retention in the Contemporary Urban Environment in June 2008. Speakers discussed changing police workforce issues, strategies being employed, lessons that could be learned from other organizations such as the military, and in-depth analyses of police recruiting and retention in selected cities. This report summarizes the presentations, discussions, and opinions offered by panelists at the summit. The discussions about current experiences represent the situation the law enforcement agencies found themselves in as of June 2008. The downturn in the economy in late 2008 and early 2009 has had a profound impact on the budgets of many local agencies, causing cuts deep enough to impede their ability to maintain their current workforces, let alone grow them. Nevertheless, the lessons provided in this report are still of value, because most of the challenges discussed at the summit remain and will likely become more important over time, irrespective of fluctuations in the economy. (Published Abstract) Figures, appendix, and references
Main Term(s): Police staff recruitment
Index Term(s): Budgets ; Personnel retention ; National security ; Minority police recruitment ; Female recruitment ; Military role in drug law enforcement
   
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