Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Rostker, Bernard.

Title Recruitment and retention : lessons for the New Orleans Police Department / Bernard D. Rostker, William M. Hix, Jeremy M. Wilson.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Gulf States Policy Institute, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 All Libraries - Shared Downloadable Materials  JSTOR Open Access Ebook    Downloadable
All patrons click here to access this title from JSTOR
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK JSTOR    Downloadable
Please click here to access this JSTOR resource
Description 1 online resource (xi, 35 pages).
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "MG-585-RC"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-35).
Summary Since Hurricane Katrina, resignations from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have increased, and the department went more than a year without recruiting enough candidates to justify a police academy training course. The authors present practical recommendations for change that could help the NOPD improve recruiting and retention. Issues addressed include the lack of affordable post-Katrina housing, the fact that the families of many police officers no longer live in the New Orleans area, the destroyed departmental infrastructure, and a budget that does not provide enough resources to meet basic needs. They focus on compensation, including housing; the promotion process and the career management system; recruiting; the mix of officers and civilians; and ways to improve the morale of the NOPD. The recommendations, which are specifically tailored to the unique circumstances of the NOPD, include (1) using civilian employees, where appropriate, for jobs currently being performed by uniformed officers; (2) developing a proactive recruiting program; (3) offering some of the city's housing stock in-kind to police officers or selling the property and using the proceeds to improve compensation; (4) increasing the frequency of promotion examinations; (5) eliminating the backlog of promotions to higher levels in the department; (6) restructuring compensation to attract recruits and retain serving officers; (7) establishing a first-responders charter school; and (8) rebuilding the police infrastructure to improve morale.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Preface; Contents; Tables; Acknowledgments; Chapter One -- Introduction: The Problem; A Personal and Professional Disaster for the New OrleansPolice Department and Other First Responders; Recruiting and Retention Since Katrina; Chapter Two -- Lessons That Might Help the New Orleans Police Department; Compensation; Career Progression and Promotion; Recruiting; Civilian/Officer Mix; Morale; Chapter Three -- Conclusion; Bibliography.
Subject New Orleans (La.). Police Department.
New Orleans (La.). Police Department. (OCoLC)fst01837475
Police -- Recruiting -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Employee retention -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Police administration -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture.
Employee retention. (OCoLC)fst00909053
Police administration. (OCoLC)fst01068547
Police -- Recruiting. (OCoLC)fst01068501
Louisiana -- New Orleans. (OCoLC)fst01204311
Added Author Hix, William M. (William Michael), 1940-
Wilson, Jeremy M., 1974-
Other Form: Print version: Rostker, Bernard. Recruitment and retention. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Gulf States Policy Institute, 2007 9780833041425 0833041428 (DLC) 2007004907 (OCoLC)87133567
ISBN 9780833042682 (electronic bk.)
0833042688 (electronic bk.)
9780833041425 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
0833041428 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
Report No. RAND/MG-585-RC
Add a Review