By Terry Kovarik
Police and sheriff’s departments nationwide are falling short when it comes to replacing retiring police officers. Law enforcement agencies in large and small communities alike are having trouble finding enough qualified candidates to fill openings. The reasons range from the availability of higher paying, less stressful jobs to a rash of negative publicity about police officers. But Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says what he’s not seeing in quantity he’s seeing in quality.
Joski says among the qualified candidates he’s heard from are officers from larger cities attracted to small town living.