Influences That Affect the Recruiting and Retention of Officers in Rural Sheriff's Departments

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Abstract Although sheriffs are in the best position to ensure that effective human resource policies and procedures are in effect that promote employee retention and improve employee morale, the exigencies of rural law enforcement in many counties in the United States do not provide sufficient amount of attention being paid to these critical issues. The objective of this study was to examine those influences that affect both the recruiting and retention of officers in rural sheriff's departments. Areas of research will include: Pay, benefits, perception, budget freezes, lower budgets, cronyism, recruiting, training, organizational structure and career growth opportunities. Major trends including the economy, worker satisfaction, dissatisfaction, and benefits were explored. The study used a five-chapter format to achieve this objective. Chapter one of the study was used to introduce the topics under consideration, provide a statement of the problem as well as the objective and importance of the study. Chapter two of the study presents a critical review of the relevant and peer-reviewed literature, and chapter three describes more fully the study's methodology, including a description of the study approach and the data-gathering method and database of study consulted. Chapter four consists of an analysis of the data collected during the research process and chapter five provides a summary of the research and important findings. Table of Contents Page Chapter 1:

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