Developing a solid relationship with your community can enhance public safety, recruit new members, and make people feel welcome at your department. This is especially crucial in diverse communities where understanding the people that make up the community is vital for law enforcement to serve and represent them effectively.
Have you ever wondered how police departments can increase the number of applicants and recruits? One effective strategy is to host hiring fairs, where interested individuals can learn more about the department and the application process. Another approach is to visit schools and universities to provide information about careers in law enforcement.
As an active recruiting department, there are a few things you need to be doing to be successful in recruiting the best candidates for your department. Firstly, make sure to practice budgeting and set aside a specific budget for recruiting purposes.
When choosing a law enforcement job, many look for a department that stands out and leaves a lasting impression. The San Francisco Police Department has several qualities that make it unique compared to other departments in the area.
For this month’s recruiter of the month, we spoke with Deputy Chief of Police Steven Shaw about the recruiting process in Desert Hot Springs. Steven Shaw has worked in law enforcement for 35 years. After spending 32 years with the San Diego Police Department, Shaw came to Desert Hot Springs in 2020 as the Deputy […]
Retention is Real It has been estimated that overall employment of police officers and detectives will increase by 3 percent from 2021 to 2031. This is below average compared to all other occupations in the United States. Despite 3 percent growth, about 68,500 openings for police and detectives are projected each year, on average. Most […]
Our team recently had the opportunity to attend the 12th Annual Police Recruitment and Retention Summit. During that time, we had the chance to join over 100 law enforcement professionals to learn about new recruiting tactics and best practices. Our CEO Sam Blonder and CCO Alex Johnston spoke alongside Brittany Winfrey and Sergeant Elisha Gibbs […]
As police departments struggle to recruit qualified and diverse officers, it has become increasingly critical for recruitment teams to identify strategies to reach modern candidates effectively. From utilizing social media campaigns and automated digital tracking tools to partnering with local colleges, there are various ideas that agencies can begin embracing today to enhance their police […]
Looking to diversify your police department recruits? One of the best ways to do that is through social media. Social media content and ads not only build trust but tell our story. This can be done through: Having counter-stereotype imagery on website, social, and ads to rectify misconceptions Celebrating holidays of underrepresented cultures within social media […]
Searching for new police recruits but not sure how to recruit and retain them throughout the process? This is a common challenge that we have seen with many departments over the last several years and gathering a large pool of candidates to apply and remain engaged throughout the application and background check process has proven […]