Learning Objectives

  • Describe recruiting strategies used by some American police agencies.
  • Identify the common requirements for hiring police officers.
  • Discuss general steps that police agencies use during the selection process when hiring police officers.
  • Review the three phases of training.
  • Identify some of the factors that influence officers to seek promotion.
  • Discuss the opportunities that are available for police officers seeking to transition into specialty roles through lateral movement within police organizations.
  • Review some of the factors that influence police officers’ decision to remain or leave their current organization (retention).