How Will Changing Hiring Standards Affect Quality Law Enforcement?

New York Sees Upturn of Trooper Candidates

By Stephen Owsinski Is the police recruiting pendulum swinging the other way? We sure can hope so. The dwindled number of cops out there can breathe a sigh of relief from this showing of interest by courageous individuals rallying the road to don a justice badge. A recent significant turnout of trooper candidates seeking sworn Read more »

Police Recruitment Efforts Raising Rosters?

By Stephen Owsinski Law enforcement agency recruitment efforts persist…but are the ranks rising after the anti-police party mauled morale and spurred an exodus of cops? While signals still echo a depletion of the nation’s law enforcement officers, with police department and sheriff’s office recruiters compelled to go outside the usual/local boundaries (some recently flew to Read more »

Police Recruiters Muster with Military Prospects

By Stephen Owsinski Two things in law enforcement are relatively certain nowadays: the overall number of police officers is down around the country (thanks to anti-cop and defund-the-police fools) and military members make some of the best prospective police candidates. With these factors, police recruiters from across the nation are showing up at military bases Read more »

DEI – The New Management Mantra

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has spawned a new layer of management and influence in business, industry, government, education, medicine, and criminal justice. In many ways, law enforcement has been at the forefront of moving toward inclusion of women and minorities in hiring and leadership. At the outset let Read more »

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 »