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Officer Retention

Retaining Great Police Professionals by Training Great Police Professionals

By investing in excellent training programs, police agencies can create pathways for career advancement that incentivize longer careers, cultivate future leaders for challenges that lay years or decades down the road, and ensure the best possible level of public safety in the community.

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Atlanta to Pay Officers $4,000 Retention Bonus

The $4,000 retention bonus will be paid to APD officers, investigators, sergeants, lieutenants. All APD officers will also receive a 2 percent cost-of-living increase.

Agencies Support Initiative to Have 30% Women Recruits by 2030

“So, we’ve got women at the highest level of leadership, and they are pushing their peers to do this. But what’s more important is the number of male chiefs that have come forward to take this pledge. If we just focused on only the female chiefs, we wouldn’t achieve this."

Morale, Retention, and Recruitment

At a time of severe stress for law enforcement, it’s critical that police leaders keep the spirits of their officers high.

TN State Legislature Addressing Residency Requirement For Memphis Officers

“If you truly are concerned in the rise of violent crime and want to increase the number of police officers we have, we have to extend beyond the county to be able to hire,” Mayor Jim Strickland said in a hearing at the state capital earlier this week.

Chicago Police Losing More Officers Than They Hire

“People make good arrests, do great police work, and the cases don’t get approved for felonies or don’t get prosecuted to the full extent of the law. It’s frustrating,” Roy said in an interview. “There’s a sense that the city doesn’t have the officers’ backs.”

3 Not-So-Obvious Areas of Focus for Police Trainers in 2022

POLICE spoke recently with three internationally recognized police trainers to get their thoughts on not-so-obvious things that merit the attention of trainers.

Chiefs Discuss Recruitment and Retention in POLICE Webinar

Providing a positive and supportive environment for your officers is a key tactic in improving recruitment and retention.

Can Training Boost Your Agency's Recruitment and Retention?

All three chiefs on the panel agreed that training and the opportunities for promotion and special assignments that it affords can be a decisive factor in officer retention.

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Hiring (and Keeping) Good Cops in an Era of Anti-Police Sentiment

"Why are my people leaving?" is an important question to reflect upon, but equally important is the question, "Why am I not attracting top-quality young recruits to join this agency?"

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