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Recruitment best practices from the largest state police agency in America

The “Join the CHP 1,000" campaign is just one example of how the California Highway Patrol is building the next generation of officers to fill its ranks

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From reducing the time it takes for a candidate to go through the recruitment process to profiling the unique backgrounds of CHP officers, the nation’s largest state police agency is taking a proactive approach to recruiting the next generation of cops.

In this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley speaks with Recruitment Officer Caleb Benefiel about the police recruitment best practices that are seeing success in the Golden State. Visit the CHP’s recruitment website here.

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