Public Safety Workforce Blogs

Tips for Hiring and Retaining the Best Police Officers [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jan 29, 2018 2:58:25 PM

Law enforcement agencies across the country are facing unprecedented recruitment challenges. While all differ in size and the communities they serve, each could benefit by following a few best practices.

Department leaders hoping to keep their best and brightest officers for years to come should consider whether they're on the same page as their personnel when it comes to benefits and opportunities for advancement. If officers don't see a chance to learn new skills and move up in the ranks, they may begin looking for employment elsewhere.

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Topics: Police

Managing millennial firefighters [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jan 12, 2018 9:30:56 AM

The millennial generation has aged into the workforce. These young people are taking on important new roles in every field imaginable, public safety included.  Fire department leaders should consider their workforce management approaches to make sure they're tailored to millennials, their skills and work habits.

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Topics: Firefighters

Ensure police officers have current de-escalation training [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Jan 3, 2018 3:51:13 PM

De-escalation training is one of the most in-demand skills among police officers today. When called on to quell civil unrest or manage tense situations of any kind peacefully, personnel should be up-to-date on the latest tactics and techniques.

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Topics: Training