In recent weeks, the United States military has begun publicly acknowledging recruiting struggles similar to the ones experienced by law enforcement agencies across the country in the past several years. Military leaders point to a shrinking pool of young applicants who can meet the physical requirements of the armed forces, while also meeting standards related to substance abuse and mental health.
These same factors impact the recruiting efforts of local, county, and state law enforcement agencies who strive to find men and women who can meet the basic qualifications while also demonstrating the social skills necessary to perform police functions.
In the midst of these immense recruiting challenges, law enforcement agencies should be seriously discussing their existing hiring requirements—particularly Automatic Disqualifiers—in light of the mathematical realities that they face in terms of the number of officers that they are authorized to hire and the size of the applicant pool from which they can select.
In this two hour webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will discuss:
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“…Lt. Nieters’ ability to teach this class truly gripped me into seeing [that] I need a change. Hope to attend further training.”
-Patrolman, South Carolina
“Harry Dolan was one of the best instructors I have encountered in 28 years of service.”
“Chief Dolan seamlessly fused his knowledge of history, law enforcement and leadership to provide a wealth of information on this topic. Two days flew by, great course!”
“This course was one of the best & most informative courses I have ever taken. Capt. Babcock’s expertise in the course matter is excellent.’
“I would consider Matt to be a master orator. Kept a serious topic interesting with his unique and fantastic sense of humor.”
-Detective, South Dakota
“One of/if not the best training I’ve attended. Chief’s lectures were relatable, accurate, and captivating. I really enjoyed the entire week.”
“Very well done. [I] look forward to sending my police leaders to future Dolan Consulting Group trainings!
- Chief, Pennsylvania
“This should be required for ALL leaders (or people in command) across the nation.”
“I’ve sent 2 of my team members to Verbal De-Escalation. I’ve had it & it’s an amazing class. After encounters, I see the 180 degree difference in these young officers! I will petition to send all of them.”
-Attendee, North Carolina