Updates on Police Recruiting

Updates on Police Recruiting

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D A recent study makes the police recruiting crisis sound even bleaker. A sample headline reads “Recent college grads are ’emotionally’ unprepared for 9 to 5 jobs, study shows”. The research cited was conducted by a team who conducted an online survey of over 1000 adults between the ages of Read more »

Recruiting Crisis Portends Performance Crisis

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The current recruitment crisis in law enforcement is not new to the profession. In the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, police agencies around the U.S. were under fire for their hiring practices. Miami, Florida is an example of the lessons that must not be forgotten. This spate of corruption Read more »

The Solution to The Police Recruiting Crisis

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D I was fascinated as a teenager with the paranormal. Fortunately, I did not sink into the dark arts and the nefarious spirit world, but the idea of reading minds with extrasensory perception has its appeal. I was never able to predict the future, but today’s police officers are expected Read more »

Recruiting Cop Candidates from the Police Explorer Program

By Stephen Owsinski Although just about everyone has heard of the significant shortage of law enforcement officer applicants thanks to the drab messaging from police defunders, police explorers looking at potential careers as cops may help offset vacant public safety positions in America. In that context, I came across what could be described as a Read more »