From the Police Executive Research Forum: Responding to the Staffing Crisis: Innovations in Recruitment and Retention.
That’s a huge problem.
Officers are retiring. Many are quitting and leaving law enforcement all together. The number of new applicants is down.
There is a massive shortage in Police in cities, and it’s only getting worse.
Violent crime is increasing, and response times are getting longer.
You are on your own.
Nobody is coming to save you.
Prepare to defend yourself.