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By Ross Swope
When applying to police agencies, officers should look for the department that best suits their wants and needs if they hope to have a long and rewarding career. Taking factors such as compensation, mobility, stress and task variety into consideration can ensure greater job satisfaction.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jun 2010)
By Dwayne Orrick
To improve the recruitment/selection process and reduce turnover, departments must strive to identify candidates who can perform the job, but also who "fit" with the agency.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Oct 2009)
By Scott Oldham
Most officers enter their careers in law enforcement expecting that everything will go well with their lives. They expect to live out their dreams, both in the career and in the personal sense. What most do not stop to think about is how they are going to go about caring for their chosen one—their spouse. They don’t stop to think about the long days or nights that will be spent alone.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2008)
By Brian Fitch
Officers begin their careers full of hope, optimism, and energy. What supervisors do from that point forward largely determines officers' level of job satisfaction and, in turn, their commitment to the organization and productivity.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2008)