For the majority of police and sheriff’s departments nationwide, recruiting is a serious challenge. Not only have the number of applicants significantly decreased, but the quality of those applying has also declined. However, this has not been the case for the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC. While others have struggled, this department has thrived, using creativity and innovative practices to keep hiring numbers strong. How do they do it? Join Ben Haiman, executive director, Professional Development Bureau of the MPD as he discusses the lessons they’ve learned, the marketing and process challenges they’ve overcome, and the best practices they’ve adopted that have resulted in a thriving department with a reputation for excellence in policing.