(Video) Addressing the Recruiting and Retention Crisis in Law Enforcement
There is a recruiting and retention crisis in law enforcement across the country. Myriad agencies are struggling to keep the ranks full as senior officers retire out. Many young people today look at the law enforcement profession and see the inherent risk of being disciplined, fired, sued in civil court, vilified on social media, or much worse for simply doing the job of police work—within the law and department policy—and they say, "Yeah, I think I'll be a software engineer instead. POLICE Contributing Web Editor Doug Wyllie sits down with Below 100 Executive Director Roy Bethge to discuss the issue and some ways to solve it.