On the basis of this article and your other research, address the following in a 4- to 5-page Microsoft Word document:
Discuss the trends in recruiting, selecting, and retaining
police officers. What suggestions can you offer for improving the
recruitment, selection, and retention of qualified police officers? Be
specific about the traits you would seek in new recruits and why you
would look for such traits.
The article was specific to police officers. Do the same
recruitment guidelines apply to other criminal justice agencies, such as
a prison? How would a recruitment strategy for prison personnel differ?
The article you reviewed was originally published in 2004
(also consider the publication dates of the other material you have
read). While the basic concepts regarding the recruitment of police
officers may remain applicable, consider what may have changed. What
developments have occurred since then that might change a recruitment
strategy for police officers? Are there any traits not discussed in the
article that you believe have become desirable for new recruits?
Discuss the role of the police captain in the area of
motivation and morale. In what ways can the captain or other leaders
retain good officers?