I served over 2 decades within law enforcement with the Connecticut State Police, working as a Trooper, Major Crime Detective, Patrol Sergeant and Detective Sergeant in the Major Crime Squad as well as Internal Affairs. Now over 30 years later I still work with the men and women serving their communities through training, consulting and investigative assistance through my company.
However, over the past couple years I have heard from law enforcement agencies throughout the country that they are having a very difficult time recruiting qualified people for careers within law enforcement. Headlines in recent news and industry publications read;
- “Police shortage in cities and small towns across the country” (Policeone.com)
- “Police face severe shortage of recruits” (ABC News)
- “Crisis facing law enforcement; Recruiting in the 21st Century” (Police Chief Magazine).
I was recently contacted by Allison Harper, an Outreach Coordinator for CriminalJustice.com. After reviewing their website and all the information they provide about choosing a career in law enforcement I wanted to pass on that information here. A career in law enforcement is a very challenging, exciting and rewarding career path, and service to your community is a noble act. Check out CriminalJustice.com to see all the resources they provide to help you make the right decision for your career! With all the issues facing law enforcement and the difficulty agencies are having attracting new recruits, it was nice to see CriminalJustice.com providing resources to help!