Today's Police and Sheriff Recruits: Insights from the Newest Members of America's Law Enforcement Community

Today's Police and Sheriff Recruits: Insights from the Newest Members of America's Law Enforcement Community

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For much of the last decade, police and sheriff's departments faced considerable challenges in attracting and retaining recruits. This volume summarizes a 2008–2009 survey fielded to recent police officer and sheriff's deputy recruits nationwide. The authors focus on how understanding modern recruits can help departments refine their recruitment practices and develop a workforce well suited to community-oriented policing.