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Friday, 18 June 2021

Decline In Officer Recruitment

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Decline In Officer Recruitment
Decline In Officer Recruitment

The fear and frustration caused by multiple officer-involved shootings in Minnesota is impacting law enforcement's hiring and recruitment efforts.

Into the hennepin county jail.

The fear and frustration caused by multiple officer?

"* involved shootings in minnesota is impacting law enforcement's hiring and recruitment efforts.

The rochester police department says while interest may be declining ?

"* hiring standards must remain high.

Kimt new three's jessica bringe joins us live from the government center with how the department is handling recruitment during this turbulent time.


Katie and amy ?

"* i'm told diverse applicants dropped out of the rochester police department's hiring process as protests across the country demanded justice for george floyd..

And since then it's clear recruitment efforts are only becoming more difficult.

The officer?

"* involved shootig of a black man in minnesota on sunday is the latest in a long history of alleged abuse and racism by law enforcement..

Making applicants more hesitant to apply for a job.

Rpd says at the beginning of april eight new officers were hired..

Among the group two are black and one is female..

But there are still seven open positions that need to be filled.

Captain jeff stilwell tells me despite a drop in applicants..

Due to the negative stigma surrounding the position..

The department will not consider lower its we are committed to only hiring candidates that we believe can make this a better place, can make this community safer, understand the challenges and the values of this police department so we're not willing just to hire people to fill vaccines at this point.

It's such a critical time.

The department says a slight positive is applicants who do come in have a better understanding of what the position entails and how important training is to do the job well.

Live in rochester?

"* jessica bringe thank you jessica.

Rpd also says the weight of the trauma from every officer?

"* involved shooting, even if it's not local, is challenging as officers continue to work to build trust between law