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Inside this richly insightful guide, Patrick Oliver, Ph.D., four-time Chief of Police, and former Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), shares his extensive expertise on attracting, evaluating, hiring and retaining the kinds of officers that make agencies great and communities strong.




Law enforcement, officers, recruiting, police

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Criminology and Criminal Justice

About the Author

Dr. Oliver serves as Director of the Criminal Justice Program. Prior to coming to Cedarville in 2005, he served for 27 years in law enforcement, including as Chief of Police in the cities of Fairborn, Grandview Heights, and Cleveland, Ohio, and as Ranger Chief of Cleveland Metropolitan Parks. He also spent 11 years as a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Professor Oliver serves as a Crown Financial Ministries budget coach and seminar instructor, as well as being a consultant and trainer for the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.

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Recruitment, Selection & Retention of Law Enforcement Officers



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