Hiring & Retention
- Innovations in Police Recruitment and Hiring - Hiring in the Spirit of
Abstract: As the issue of recruiting and retaining quality law enforcement
officers makes national headlines, this report helps fill the void by
telling the story of how five sites selected to participate in a COPS-funded
project entitled "Hiring in the Spirit of Serv...
- Combat Deployment and the Returning Police Officer
Abstract: This report examines issues concerning police officers' transition
back to work after combat zone deployment. Topics include the psychological
effects of combat deployment, methods that may lessen the severity of combat
stress experienced, and strategies ...
- Community Policing Defined
Abstract: Community Policing Defined provides a detailed description of
the elements and subelements that fall under the community policing
philosophy. The document describes the range of collaborative partnerships
that exist between policing agencies and the individuals…
- Community Policing Explained: A Guide for Local Governments
Abstract: This guide serves several purposes. First, it will assist
communities in determining what questions to ask about community policing.
Second, it will provide guidance in how to tailor community policing to
community needs and available resources. And final...
- Community Policing for Mayors: A Municipal Service Model for Community
Policing and Beyond
Abstract: Many local elected officials, managers, and community members ask
if their agency is a "community policing agency." While there are
many definitions of community policing, this short document provides some
direction by discussing what community policing ...
- Good to Great Policing: Application of Business Management Principles in
the Public Sector
Abstract: This publication takes the core principles articulated by Jim
Collins in his best-selling book "Good to Great" and applies them
to law enforcement. The result is based not only on Good to Great, but also
on a 1-day executive session, funded by COPS, that ...
- A Guide to Developing, Maintaining, and Succeeding With Your School
Resource Officer Program
Abstract: Many SRO programs have experienced difficulty recruiting,
screening, retaining, training, and supervising SROs. This new COPS report
documents promising methods that selected SRO programs have used to address
these potential problem areas of SRO program ...
COPS Evaluation Brief Series Available for Order/Download
COPS CD-ROM Resources Available for Order
2008 RAND Hiring and Recruitment Summit (Presentations)
||The RAND clearinghouse is a web-based resource
that serves as a "one-stop-shop" for information about
recruitment and retention specifically designed for the law enforcement
||Discover Policing is an online career center
for applicants interested in pursuing a career in policing, and for
agencies looking to recruit and hire quality candidates.