Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and Retention

For several years, California law enforcement professionals and POST academy directors have expressed concerns of the difficulties they are having in recruiting qualified police officer candidates. POST provides various recruitment-related assistance.



Nationwide Recruitment Initiative: Discover Policing Website

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (U.S. Department of Justice) has created a website,, which provides a wealth of information on law enforcement careers combined with a unique Career Center where potential candidates and hiring agencies can connect and interact online. is the cornerstone of a nationwide initiative to recapture the image of policing from the popular media and attract a broad and diverse audience to law enforcement.

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