Why Police Forces Are Struggling To Recruit And Keep Officers

Durham, North Carolina (CNN)In a growing number of American cities, if you call the police, there are fewer officers taking the call.

Police departments across the nation are raising concerns about current and future staffing levels. CNN reached out to nearly 20 departments nationwide, along with other key stakeholders including elected officials, union officials and outside recruiters for departments for this story.

They all point to similar concerns including Covid-19, the great resignation, the climate for law enforcement and local reform efforts that are making recruitment and retention difficult.

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