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NCJ Number: 204130 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Peace Officer Recruitment and Retention: Best Practices
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: July 2001
Page Count: 98
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides law enforcement agencies in States, cities, and counties with some best practices in law enforcement recruitment and retention and recommendations for future directions to enlarge the statewide recruitment pool.
Abstract: Intended for policymakers, senior managers, and law enforcement professionals involved with recruitment, this report offers individual best practices which fit within an integrated recruiting strategy. The report is viewed as a basic reference. The report offers the ability to compare issues such as the relative strengths and weaknesses of each practice. The report is divided into five sections. The first section suggests effective ways of allocating agency personnel to manage the recruitment process from marketing to hiring. Section 2 presents for consideration best practices in long-term planning and budgeting and concludes with suggestions for supplementing their budgets to achieve recruitment goals. In section 3, the use of effective marketing and technology as key components in a successful recruitment strategy are discussed. Section 4 continues with understanding law enforcement leaders to seek alternative means to staff the ranks of their organizations. The fifth and final section introduces a number of best practices intended to transfer successful recruitment and retention strategies from both private industry and the law enforcement community.
Main Term(s): Police personnel
Index Term(s): Police management; Police personnel selection; Police recruit training; Police recruits
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