Wounds left behind by past crises can be so deep that they still linger years after they’ve been struck. This is the case for South California law enforcement agencies, who are still facing a major staffing issue aggravated heavily by the killing of George Floyd.
As police agencies enter the National Police Week on Sunday, May 14th, they scramble to meet recruitment goals in response to a wave of officer retirements and resignations.
Chuck Wexler, executive director of the Police Executive Research Forum, has stated, “Hiring has picked up. Unfortunately, it is not keeping pace with those resigning or retiring.”
It is still unknown whether or when South California’s Law Enforcement agencies can recover from its recruitment crisis.
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