As the staffing shortage for law enforcement professionals intensifies across the country, departments are under increasing pressure to recruit and train quickly. However, departments that skip steps to rapidly put officers on the street may find themselves at risk of millions in legal damages. For example, in Philadelphia, just six officers generated 173 lawsuits, resulting in $6.5 million in settlements.
Slowing turnover, improving your department’s culture, and protecting your community all begins with evaluating applicants effectively, conducting thorough background checks, and following established best practices.
In this new guide “The Top Hiring Practices for Police Agencies to Prevent Officer Misconduct and Litigation,” you’ll find tips and strategies for recruiting and hiring officers that will help prevent officer misconduct, destructive scandals, and damaging lawsuits from the start.
Download the PDF and receive tips on:
- Performing thorough background checks
- Rethinking the hiring process
- Following up with new hires to increase retention