Recruitment, Hiring & Retention

Hiring Incentives for Recruitment

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Signing bonus
  • Academy training & Paid salary during training
  • Tuition reimbursement & student loan forgiveness
  • Flexible schedule and potential for overtime
  • Being part of a department with a good reputation
  • Relaxed screening process and updated policies on tattoos, background investigations
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities

Recruitment, hiring and retention of the best law enforcement officers is critical for a safe, thriving community. A diverse and inclusive agency workforce that reflects the community residents leads to increased trust, collaboration, and transparency. The COPS Office is working with other DOJ components and the Administration to help agencies evolve their recruitment and hiring process through new initiatives, policy changes and best practices implemented by innovative agencies.

 

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Podcasts - The Beat

November 2018

Gender Diversity in Policing
 

October 2018

Gender Diversity in Policing
 

June 2015

The Role of Labor Management in Law Enforcement