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Matt Cobb

Sergeant Matt Cobb has served with the Topeka Police Department for 15 years. He currently administers the Topeka Police Academy. Sergeant Cobb is a Marine Corps and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baker University, maintains numerous law enforcement instructor certifications and owns three businesses.

Should the ever-increasing list of states becoming more lenient on marijuana alter our hiring criteria?
Next time roll call complains about manpower, challenge each officer to find one applicant to take the test this year
If good officers are leaving your agency, find better ones from other departments
Are officers really leaving your agency in droves?
Total cessation of hiring during this national emergency is shortsighted, and possibly a grave mistake
It’s time to ditch career fairs and start developing relationships
If your agency is spearheading recruiting initiatives by emphasizing employment disqualifiers, it’s time to evolve
Recruiting best practices your agency should consider implementing this year
The first thing police departments should do in 2020 is start using data to measure the success of recruitment initiatives
With recruitment failing to keep up with attrition, the City of Topeka and the Topeka Police Department had to think outside of the box