Recruiting in a police department presents a major challenge. Not only must the human resource department be sure it is recruiting an individual who has the ability to maintain the minimum requirements and standards, it must be accountable fiscally to the public as well. A tremendous amount of monies goes into hiring a police officer. When the hiring process is taken into account, the initial equipment set up and the training time the average cost can range from $20,000 to $50,000. Human Resource Departments also have the issue of being compliant with minority recruitment.
In a 1.5-2 page Essay, please respond to the following prompts:
- Describe what police agencies are doing to better address the recruitment issue of women and minorities.
- If you were a law enforcement administrator, what would you do to increase these efforts?