Recruiting and Retention of Law Enforcement Officers

Law Enforcement is facing unprecedented challenges recruiting and retaining quality personnel. There are many factors both inside and outside the organization contributing to this condition. The success of the department’s recruitment and retention efforts impacts every other function in the agency. This interactive learning experience will equip current and future leaders with practical tools to attract and retain officers. This workshop provides a comprehensive review of the factors affecting agencies’ ability to recruit and retain the best officers who ‘fit’ with your agency.

GUARDIAN LEADERSHIP presents Recruiting and Retention of Law Enforcement Officers – a workshop designed to provide a comprehensive review of the factors affecting agencies’ ability to recruit and retain the best officers. This workshop will equip you with practical tools to attract and retain quality officers.

Description

Recruiting sufficient numbers of qualified applicants to meet the staffing needs of an agency is the most fundamental human resource process in a police department. The success of the department’s recruitment efforts impacts every other function in the agency.

For years, law enforcement agencies offered good, stable employment. A readily available workforce enabled many police leaders to ignore the importance of recruitment. Today, employers nationwide, including police departments, report having difficulty attracting and retaining sufficient numbers of qualified employees. There are a number of factors both inside and outside the organization contributing to this condition.

This course will provide an overview of the issues that impact an agency’s ability to recruit sufficient numbers of qualified persons who are a ‘good fit’ within a police agency and the processes to successfully attract these individuals. In addition, factors contributing to increased levels of employee attrition and processes for developing a high retention environment will be discussed.

Who should attend?

Anyone with a desire to enhance recruitment and retention efforts within their organization. This includes Chief Executives, Command Staff, Current and Future leaders, as well as background and recruitment personnel.

During this TWO-DAY interactive learning experience, you will learn:

  • Factors pushing or pulling from your department
  • How to calculate the real cost of turnover and how to best use this information
  • Ways to identify those candidates who are more likely to ‘fit’ with your department
  • Why agencies should focus on creating a diverse organization
  • The most effective recruiting techniques
  • The importance of developing and implementing tracking ‘metrics’ for candidates

Cost

  • $189 before August 19th
  • $179 Multi-Agency discount (3 or more)
  • $249 after August 19th

Hosted by

Biloxi Police Department

Training location

Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center
1815 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, Mississippi 39532

Instructors

Dwayne Orrick

Dwayne Orrick has over 38 years law enforcement experience. He is currently the Assistant Executive Director for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Previously, he commanded the Training and Support Services Division of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. Before joining Gwinnett County he served as the police chief in Roswell Georgia and the Police Chief/Public Safety Director in Cordele for a combined 23 years. Prior to becoming a police chief, Orrick was employed with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as a Criminal Justice Management Consultant. He has also worked as a police officer, field training officer, and deputy sheriff. He is a graduate of the 186th Session of the FBI National Academy and the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILLEA) to Israel. Orrick has served as Chair of the CIT Advisory Committee for the Georgia Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a Board Member on the Georgia FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), Board Member on the Governor’s Commission on Family Violence, Board Member on the State Board of Public Safety, the governing authority for the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, as well as a member of the Georgia POST Council and the POST Council Probable Cause Committee. He has also served as a Past-President and Board Member with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Orrick is the author of more than 40 articles on police leadership and management as well as the book Recruitment, Retention and Turnover of Police Personnel.

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