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Policing in the US: Recruitment, Training and Retaining

In Correctional Safety, Employee Training, Law Enforcement by Beth

Throughout the United States, there are nearly 18,000 police departments. They vary from regional departments in the most rural areas to the largest ones in the busiest cities. The history of policing in the US has taken large swings from a law-and-order philosophy to the current state of engaging in the team approach of assisting those with distinct challenges (e.g., …

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A Crisis in Corrections

In Employee Training, Updates by Beth

Approximately 2 million times per year, individuals who have serious mental illnesses are incarcerated across the nation. According to the Stepping Up Initiative, it is estimated that three-quarters of these adults also have problems with drugs and alcohol.  Once individuals with these conditions are incarcerated, they tend to stay longer in jail and are at higher risk of recidivism once …

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