How do we solve the police recruitment crisis?

Jim and Doug discuss the problem of recruiting new officers, and address some of the things that can be done about it


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It's no secret that police agencies across the country are seeing a massive downturn in the number of people who want to join the ranks. Millennials entering the workforce look at policing — with diminishing pay, vanishing pensions, high risk of death or great bodily harm, and of course, a hostile public — and are deciding en masse to choose another career. In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the problem of recruiting new officers, and address how agencies can improve police recruitment efforts.

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