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Law Enforcement Needs to Be 'Cautious' About Lowering Standards to Boost Recruitment

A "now hiring" sign for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police is displayed during a job fair for veterans at the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum in Alameda, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
 

By    |   Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:17 AM EDT

Law enforcement experts warn police departments looking to lower hiring standards to boost recruitment numbers to be "cautious" about what requirements they are sacrificing in their bid to increase the number of police officers on their force.

Facing a growing number of vacancies compounded with resignations and retirements, police departments nationwide have considered revising their hiring policies in order to widen the applicant pool.

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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Law enforcement experts warn police departments looking to lower hiring standards to boost recruitment numbers to be "cautious" about what requirements they are sacrificing in their bid to increase the number of police officers on their force.
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