|Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
A solid collection of informative and useful materials on recruitment, hiring and retention is presented together online at the COPS Resource Center. You can order COPS publications and CDs by calling the COPS Response Center at 1-800-421-6770 or by using the COPS Publications Request Form . Many publications can also be read online or downloaded.
Innovations in Police Recruitment and Hiring — Hiring in the Spirit of Service - Shares how five agencies participate in a COPS-funded project to recruit and hire service-oriented employees.
Combat Deployment and the Returning Police Officer - Examines issues concerning police officers' transition back to work after combat zone deployment.
Good to Great Policing: Application of Business Management Principles in the Public Sector - Takes the core principles articulated by Jim Collins in his best-selling book "Good to Great" and applies them to law enforcement. This publication is based in part on a one-day executive session funded by COPS Office.
The Law Enforcement Recruitment Toolkit
The Law Enforcement Recruitment Toolkit (2009) includes four reports, each focusing on a different sub-area of recruitment: