Minnesota police chiefs launching effort to recruit, retain more officers

Minnesota police chiefs launching effort to recruit, retain more officers Photo: Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association

December 11, 2018 02:51 PM

The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association has announced a statewide initiative meant to help recruit and retain more police officers.

A release said MCPA President Dan Hatten, the police chief in Hutchinson, and MCPA Vice President Jeff Potts, the police chief in Bloomington, will join Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, an MCPA member, at a press conference to discuss the initiative at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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The event is scheduled for the lobby area of the Schneider Theater in Bloomington.

The release said both in Minnesota and nationwide, police departments are seeing a dramatic drop in the number of candidates applying for job openings.

Locally, the release said departments have noted a substantial increase in the number of candidates who fail to meet pre-hiring conditions.

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