Interview with Former Deputy Chief John Haas

John Haas

Vacancies should be filled by those looking to make the world a better place.

“In general, this is a really challenging time for law enforcement. Bad judgment needs to be addressed. It’s getting a little tougher to hire good people and, as a result, agencies are dropping their standards just to get people in, which is only going to make things worse. It might solve the vacancy rate, but in the long term, it’s going to be an issue: problem employees create liability, poor community/police relations, bad media and press.

“Agencies need to hire the best and brightest they can – experienced, worldly, mature – those who are looking to make the world a better place.”

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