Analyzing Concerns among Police Administrators: Recruitment and Retention of Police Officers in North Carolina

In early summer 2000 the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission in conjunction with the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission identified four major emerging issues facing the state’s criminal justice system and its public safety personnel. As part of this endeavor the three commissions formed four teams to focus on professional development, public policy, funding, and recruitment and retention. Each team reviewed its assigned issues, identified obstacles to be overcome, outlined a series of future goals and objectives and concluded by formulating a specific plan of action to attain their stated goals.