Reinforcing the Thin Blue Line

Improving Recruitment for the San Diego Police Department

by Greg Ridgeway, Nelson Lim, Brian Gifford, Christopher Koper, Carl F. Matthies, Sara Hajiamiri, Alexis K. Huynh

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This research brief summarizes an assessment of recruiting in the San Diego Police Department, recommending that the department target a wider range of applicants, make applicant screening more efficient, and strengthen recruiting teams.

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