Police Recruitment and Retention
The RAND Center on Quality Policing convened a national summit on police recruitment and retention in the contemporary urban environment in June 2008. This summit, supported by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the National Institute of Justice, brought nearly 60 participants together to discuss the challenges of recruiting and retaining of officers. Speakers discussed changing police workforce issues, strategies being employed, lessons that could be learned from other organizations, such as the military, and in-depth analyses of police recruiting and retention in selected cities. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services report Police Recruitment and Retention in the Contemporary Urban Environment summarizes presentations, discussions, and opinions offered by panelists at the summit. For further information, access the document (NCJ 227663) at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service’s website, http://www.ncjrs.gov.