Today's Police and Sheriff Recruits: Insights from the Newest Members of America's Law Enforcement Community

Today's Police and Sheriff Recruits: Insights from the Newest Members of America's Law Enforcement Community

Today's Police and Sheriff Recruits: Insights from the Newest Members of America's Law Enforcement Community

Today's Police and Sheriff Recruits: Insights from the Newest Members of America's Law Enforcement Community

Synopsis

From critically acclaimed, Edgar-nominated author Steve Ulfelder-Conway Sax is back in a thrilling and heart-wrenching story of how far a father will go to save his son Conway Sax is a man seeking redemption. A man with a deeply checkered past currently paying for his sins by helping Gus Biletnikov stay sober. Wise-ass Gus, son of a wealthy investment banker, drives Conway nuts. But he also reminds him of his own estranged son, and so Conway finds himself deeply invested in his wellbeing.When a brutal triple-murder takes place in Gus's halfway house, Conway suspects Gus was the intended victim, and resolves to find the killer in his usual full-tilt, no-holds-barred fashion. The list of suspects soon includes the longtime organized-crime warlord of Springfield, Massachusetts; Gus's own father, who's a bundle of insecurity despite his fortu≠ the father's second wife, a stunning beauty webbed in ugly motives; and a Houston con man who'll swipe your gold fillings but crack you up while he does so. But the case is no laughing matter to Conway when somebody close to him is murdered. To find the killer and prevent yet more senseless death, he needs help from both an ambitious Brazilian-American state cop, and an unlikely criminal source. Along the way, Conway's personal responsibilities clash with his vow to help fellow alcoholics, forcing him to make his toughest decision yet in this crisply written page-turner reminiscient of Robert B. Parker and Dennis Lehane.

Excerpt

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in the U.S. Department of Justice asked rand to conduct a survey of recent police officer and sheriff’s deputy recruits to aid the law enforcement community in refining its recruitment practices and improving recruitment results. the request was motivated in part by the hiring challenges the law enforcement community, particular large municipal agencies, faced in 2007 and in part by the desire to develop a larger workforce well suited to community-oriented policing. Although, as of summer 2010, a financial crisis was affecting most departments’ capacity to recruit, all the trends suggest that the next decade will be as challenging as the past decade for recruiting the next generation of police officers.

RAND’s survey, fielded from September 2008 through March 2009, targeted new law enforcement recruits themselves, reaching a national pool of respondents representing 44 of the United States’ largest police and sheriff’s departments. the survey asked recruits about their reasons for pursuing a career in law enforcement, potential disadvantages of such a career, influencers on a career in law enforcement and employment within the recruit’s chosen agency, and the perceived effectiveness of both actual and potential recruiting strategies. This report provides the results of the survey, including both findings about the overall survey sample as well as those focused on groups often of particular interest to law enforcement recruitment professionals: women, racial/ethnic minorities, older recruits, recruits from immigrant families, college graduates, recruits with military experi-

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