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Pub. Type Report
Title Recruiting and Retaining America's Finest: Evidence-Based Lessons for Police Workforce Planning
Author(s) Wilson, Jeremy M.
Rostker, Bernard D.
Fan, Cha-Chi
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Pub. Date 2010
Abstract Even though extensive attention is given to recruiting and retention, less attention is given to achieving and maintaining the profile of officers by experience and rank. Little guidance is given on how best to build and maintain their workforce. To help, the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice funded the RAND Corporation in conducting a national survey of large police agencies on their practices in recruitment, retention, and developing a data-driven workforce profile. The objective of the survey was to formulate evidence-based lessons on recruitment, retention, and managing workforce profiles in large police departments. It extends the extant literature on personnel planning by focusing on empirical analysis and by placing recruitment and retention in a larger context of managing the police workforce and its structure. The survey was sent to every United States police agency with at least 300 sworn officers. The data provides an overview of current recruitment and retention practices, how they affected police personnel profiles, and to identify future research needs. source
Issue/No. NCJ 232653
Producer RAND Corporation
Place of Production Santa Monica, CA

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