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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) helps America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, lower recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system. BJA provides a wide range of resources through programs and services, including training and technical assistance, to address chronic and emerging criminal justice challenges nationwide. Following are a sampling of available BJA resources that are specifically related to law enforcement matters:

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Recruitment and Retention for the Modern Law Enforcement Agency

This report from BJA and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services offers recommendations for law enforcement agencies facing recruitment and retention challenges.

“As we come up with new and effective strategies to advance community policing and reduce crime, we must address this recruitment and retention crisis with the same vigor and energy,” said BJA Director Karhlton F. Moore. “We are dedicated to supporting the infrastructure to hire and retain high quality recruits and officers to keep our communities safe, and this publication will be pivotal in helping us achieve that goal.”


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Date Created: September 17, 2021