|Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services
U.S. Department of Justice
|Today’s Police and Sheriff Recruits - Presents results of a recruit assessment conducted by RAND, focusing on how understanding modern recruits can help departments refine their recruitment practices and develop a workforce well suited to community-oriented policing.|
|Police Recruitment and Retention for the New Millennium - Police practitioners' lessons on recruiting and retaining diverse, effective workforces are summarized.|
|Establishing Appropriate Staffing Levels for Campus Public Safety Departments - Factors and considerations that impact staffing for campus public safety departments are identified.|
|Reaching Out to the Private Sector: Building Partnerships and Managing Your Workforce - Top criminal justice leaders and Fortune 500 executives provide recommendations on the topics of recruitment and retention.|
Innovations in Police Recruitment and Hiring - Hiring in the Spirit of Service
Provides recommendations on how agencies can meet their goals of hiring service-oriented recruits, the challenges encountered as well as lessons learned.
Law Enforcement Recruitment Toolkit
Developed by IACP, consists of four reports on recruitment topics: Foundation Concepts, Recruiting for Diversity, Agency Collaboration, and Community Partnerships.
Combat Deployment and the Returning Police Officer
Examines issues concerning police officers’ transition back to work after combat zone deployment, exploring strategies used by police agencies to help officers returning back to work, their families, and communities.
Community Policing Defined
Elements and subelements that fall under the community policing philosophy are described in detail, exploring problem-solving, partnerships, and organizational transformation.
Community Policing Explained: A Guide for Local Governments
Provides assistance to communities in tailoring community policing to community needs and available resources and guides local government managers and administrators on how to measure the effectiveness of a community policing approach.
Community Policing for Mayors: A Municipal Service Model for Community Policing and Beyond
Discusses what community policing looks like in practice, how it integrates with traditional policing strategies, and how it relates to the broader government service model, with tips for how elected officials can promote this model locally and sample of common strategies.
Effective Policing and Crime Prevention: A Problem-Oriented Guide for Mayors, City Managers, and County Executives
Assists local government executives in understanding how local government and local police can more effectively establish public safety.
Good to Great Policing: Application of Business Management Principles in the Public Sector
Taking core principles articulated by Jim Collins in his best-selling book "Good to Great" and applying them to law enforcement, leaders will learn more about the application of principles that can move their organizations to a higher level of effectiveness.
COPS Office Recruitment, Hiring & Retention Resources
This Community Policing Topic lists resources for recruitment, hiring, and retention.
Establishing Appropriate Staffing Levels for Campus Public Safety Departments
Factors and considerations that impact staffing for campus public safety departments are identified.
2008 RAND Hiring and Recruitment Summit (Presentations)
|Police Retention and Recruitment Clearinghouse|
|The RAND clearinghouse is a web-based resource that serves as a "one-stop-shop" for information about recruitment and retention specifically designed for the law enforcement community.||Discover Policing is an online career center for applicants interested in pursuing a career in policing, and for agencies looking to recruit and hire quality candidates.|