Who would want to do this job for 20 or 30 years? That seems to be the question. But we may be asking the wrong question. Instead, why should we assume that the vast majority of our new recruits will stay beyond 5 or 10 years? And if we grapple with this question, we can look at a more sustainable model for recruiting qualified applicants, knowing that many—or even most—of those officers will not remain in the profession for 20 years or more.
But how would this possibly work? How can we afford to function with this kind of built-in turnover? What would this look like? Fortunately, we have an existing model to which we can look for guidance: the United States Military.
In this two hour webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will discuss the potential benefits to law enforcement agencies of pivoting to a model more closely resembling the military model with an emphasis of continuous recruiting and acceptable rates of officer turnover.