In a recent PoliceOne poll, 62% of respondents indicated they believe that the public perception of police officers in the last year has worsened and 32% of respondents think public perception of police will be one of the biggest issues in 2020.
In this month's P1 Leaders eNewsletter, we explore some of the ways law enforcement agencies can improve public perception. We look at the role of campus police in influencing a generation of students who grew up with significant exposure to negative media coverage of police officers, how PR firms can help manage the reputation of police departments and five critical occasions every police leader can use to improve community relationships.
In addition, we continue our coverage of the police recruitment crisis detailing the recruitment obstacles rural agencies must overcome and how agencies can use results-driven recruiting to hire more cops. As a police leader, what is the biggest recruitment challenge you face in 2020? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overcoming obstacles to rural recruiting By Kathleen Dias You’re not competing with Piggly Wiggly or Burger King for applicants – you’re competing with every LE agency within reasonable commuting distance