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Unprecedented times for law enforcement recruitment [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Aug 30, 2017 3:07:52 PM

Today's law enforcement recruiters are in a difficult position. The demand for qualified, responsible police officers is high - yet finding qualified candidates for this dangerous and demanding job is slow going. Some municipalities in collaboration with local police unions are making unprecedented changes to contractual agreements in order to attract qualified officers.

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Topics: Law Enforcement

Facing a plethora of duties, police officers need structure

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Aug 24, 2017 12:35:22 PM

Police officers today are at a great risk of work-related stress.


It's not easy being a public safety officer. In particular, police personnel face a huge number of duties and responsibilities. This goes along with the dangerous nature of their jobs, which is certainly responsible for some stress on its own. The burden is on law enforcement leaders to ensure their employees don't burn out under these circumstances.

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Topics: Workforce Management, Fire, Police

Rethinking fire department strategies and training

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Aug 17, 2017 4:46:32 PM

Fire departments looking for improved effectiveness can look to their industrial counterparts for inspiration.


Any organization can gain value from reassessing its core strategies and making changes and updates every once in a while. This applies to all public safety agencies -- including fire departments. Though firefighters have a vital and clearly defined role in their communities, thinking analytically about how they go about their life-saving work can introduce new and effective practices that improve departmental performance.

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Topics: Firefighters

About Orion Communications

As workforce management and data interface experts, Orion Communications is a leading provider of public safety workforce management software.  Orion’s AgencyWeb® software helps agencies simplify complex workforce management processes and reduce labor cost. Orion has been serving the public safety industry since 1998 and is a certified women-owned business headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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