Benefits, Pension Programs, and Effective Recruitment week 5 discussion 2
In light of recent political and public fallout regarding
labor unions, discuss the actual and potential effects on police pay, benefits,
and pension programs within a selected state of your choice. Additionally,
explain two (2) current factors affecting recruitment, hiring, or retention and
describe how these evolving issues will impact recruitment and hiring.
“Understand, our police officers put their lives on
the line for us every single day. They've got a tough job to do to maintain
public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.
(Police Quotes, 2015).
the most effective candidates toward a law enforcement career has typically
been a simple task for many agencies, in the past, in the past, television, ideals,
salaries, upward quality, and a predictable retirement program has lured many folks
into the human resource departments of
the many cities. Receiving additional
vacant positions has become the expected norm in most police hiring
state sets its own standards for hiring, training, regulation, and disciplining
of law enforcement officers. Nationwide, the quality of policing in each
community will vary greatly depending on whether the state has mandatory training
standards, the community has the ability to provide competitive wages and
benefits to attract qualified applicants and retain veteran officers, and the
community has the Financial resources to fund a modern police agency.(DeLord
& Sanders, 200.6, p.13-14).
pay, benefits and pension program is one of the fields that many states are
trying to make improvement on them as they improve the living standard. Due to
this there are effects that have come out and been experienced as well. Some of
the effects are; they ensure that every police officer is able to access an
affordable and sustainable pension which is available. This will help them work
in a good mood and make pride of the work they do (Shulman, 2006)
is that being considered well in pension side, they will make their live fairer
and more sustained over a long term, therefore no officer will be making
decision of moving out of police department due to life being challenging.
There are some factors that affect recruitment, hiring in police organization,
one is lack of qualified applicant. Some of the applicant in police department
has not met the full required characteristics that are required in the police
department, therefore there is emergency of hiring another police officer until
when there will be applicant with full qualified characteristics (Glanville,
Another factor is efforts of COPS and other
agencies to increase police staffing through grants for hiring new officers,
this made some department not to employ new officers but wait for the agencies
to hire. This has brought some impacts on the evolving issues on recruitment
and hiring. Most of the impacts are mostly brought by those applicants who have
not met all the required characteristics of the police officer, this is because
they make work not to be efficient and also make some judgments in the work
without following work ethics. In short police recruitment should be well
considered while being done so as to make sure that work will be down comfortably.
If the manager and union work through
every step and can reach some agreement on a shared vision for a safer
community, it will improve their relationship and open new opportunities to
work together for the community. (Delord & Sanders, 2006, p. 162). The
manager and union have a unconditional
interest in an exceedingly more practical and economical law enforcement
agency. Joint possession and a shared
vision is that the most vital component in cooperative law enforcement labor-management relations (Delord & Sanders, 2006).
DeLord, R., &
Sanders, J. (2006, August).Police labor-management relations (vol. I): Perspective and
practical solution for implementing change, making reforms, and handling crisis
for managers and union leaders. U.S. Department of
Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Retrieved from
Glanville, A., & Glanville, J.
(2011). Economics from a global perspective: A text book for use with the IB diploma economics programme.
Dolton: Glanville Books.
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