Technology Strategies for Officer Retention in State & Local Law Enforcement

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This paper proposes tangible strategies and technology solutions to collectively tackle the rising challenges in officer retention across the nation. With nearly 90 percent of police departments are understaffed, IEM’s subject matter experts identify five steps to leverage technology as a force multiplier for officer retention.

Contributing Authors:

Andrew Coffey, Ph.D., is the Director of National Security Technologies at IEM and was formerly a Deputy Director for the National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program administered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

DiLorenzo, Eric

Eric DiLorenzo is a Senior Manager with IEM’s State and Local Response and Recovery team and was formerly the Operations Commander for the Myrtle Beach Police Department in South Carolina. 

Weldin, Jim 2

Jim Weldin is a Manager for IEM’s Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness program, a joint effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army, and retired from the Newark City Police Department in Delaware.