Recruiting and Retaining America s Finest

Author: Jeremy M. Wilson
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 9780833050687
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Personnel management is a critical but oft neglected function of police organizations. While much attention is given to recruiting and retention, these are only tools for accomplishing a larger goal: achieving and maintaining the profile of officers by experience and rank that satisfies agency needs and officer career aspirations. Police agencies often have little ability to assess their organization and environment, and they receive little guidance on how best to build and maintain their workforces. In this monograph, the authors seek to fill the gap of information available to police agencies through a survey on their recruitment and retention practices. The survey, sent to every U.S. police agency with at least 300 sworn officers, sought to document such characteristics as authorized and actual strength by rank, officer work and qualifications, compensation, and recruiting efforts. The authors used these data to provide an overview of current recruitment and retention practices, to describe how they affected police recruitment and personnel profiles, and to identify future research needs. Findings include that police compensation, city size, and crime rates had statistically significant effects on police recruiting. Advertising and recruiting incentives had little effect on the number of recruits. Cohort sizes and structures highlighted current and future personnel management challenges. To facilitate comparative and longitudinal analyses of police staffing, the authors recommend ongoing national data collection.

Strategies for Improving Officer Recruitment in the San Diego Police Department

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Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 9780833045171
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The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) has been operating below its authorized size in recent years. To bridge its personnel gap, the department needs to maximize its recruiting while minimizing officer attrition. To accomplish this goal, the department sought assistance from RAND to improve its recruiting efforts and suggest ways to improve the diversity of its recruits. This monograph describes RAND's effort to assist SDPD's recruiting program.

Confronting the Enemy Within

Author: Peter Chalk
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833036149
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Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, critics have charged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, while qualified to investigate terrorist incidents after the fact, is not well equipped enough to adequately gather and assess information to prevent attacks. More intrinsically, many believe that given a predominant and deeply rooted law enforcement and prosecutorial culture, the bureau may not be able to change operational focus toward dedicated counterterrorism intelligence gathering and analysis. To better inform debate, researchers analyzed the domestic security structures of four allied countries--the United Kingdom, France, Canada, and Australia--weighing both their positive and negative aspects. (PW/PC)

I want you

Author: Bernard Rostker
Publisher: Rand Corp
ISBN:
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Should the U.S. reinstate the draft? With this inside look at the Pentagon and the White House, the author reviews the American military's transformation over the past thirty years into the world's finest fighting force, and describes why the volunteer force is still the best strategy for our national security. A vast archive of government documents on DVD allows readers to view exchanges between government officials at the highest level-including formally classified memorandum between Presidents and Secretaries of Defense-revealing for the first time the inner story of the All-Volunteer Force.

Today s Police and Sheriff Recruits

Author: Laura Werber Castaneda
Publisher: RAND Corporation
ISBN: 9780833050472
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For much of the last decade, police and sheriff1s departments faced considerable challenges in attracting and retaining recruits. This volume summarizes a 2008-2009 survey fielded to recent police officer and sheriff1s deputy recruits nationwide. The authors focus on how understanding modern recruits can help departments refine their recruitment practices and develop a workforce well suited to community-oriented policing.

High Performance Government

Author: Robert Klitgaard
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833040677
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In 2003, the National Commission on the Public Service, chaired by Paul Volcker, issued a report detailing problems within the federal government today and recommending changes in its organization, leadership, and operations. This book suggests practical ways to implement the recommendations and defines a research agenda for the future. Thirteen essays address the primary problem areas identified by the Volcker Commission, and the commission report itself is included.

To Protect and to Serve

Author: Nelson Lim
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833047183
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book helps the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) achieve its recruiting and diversity goals by offering ways to improve productivity and efficiency in the recruiting process. It identifies potential untapped recruiting markets, provides a model of viable candidates to target recruitment and prioritize applicants while still reaching diversity hiring goals, and recommends ways to improve background-investigation processes.

Human Resource Management and Army Recruiting

Author: James N. Dertouzos
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833042432
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U.S. Army Recruiting Command is faced with the challenge of ensuring that the flow of qualified volunteers is adequate to meet future active-duty accession requirements. This report documents research methods, findings, and policy conclusions from a project analyzing human resource management options for improving recruiting production. It details research designed to develop new insights to help guide future recruiter management policies.

Green Warriors

Author: David E. Mosher
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833045865
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This study assesses whether Army policy, doctrine, and guidance adequately address environmental activities in post-conflict phases of contingencies. A review of policy, doctrine, operational experience, and documentation, as well as interviews with Army personnel, indicates that environmental concerns can have significant impacts. Recommendations are made for improving the Army?s approach to environmental issues in contingency operations.

Securing Health

Author: Seth G. Jones
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 083304074X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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RAND researchers analyzed the health components of seven post-World War II nation-building efforts conducted after major conflicts-Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq-and found that two factors are correlated with successful health outcomes: planning and coordination, and infrastructure and resources.