By Paul Schmitt
Law enforcement agencies across the country are finding it difficult to find recruits. The shortage is affecting smaller as well as larger cities. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says a reduction in benefits and the critical public sentiment shown in the national media are creating challenges for recruitment. Joski is confident that the rewards of a local law enforcement career definitely outweigh the perceived drawbacks.
Nationally, nearly four in five law enforcement departments reported that a shortage of qualified candidates has made filling vacancies difficult, according to the RAND study. The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department filled a deputy position last week that was open since last fall.