The January, 2009 issue of The Police Chief magazine describes a new web site (http://discoverpolicing.org) that was officially launched in November, 2008, as a joint venture between the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The site is designed to provide clear and accurate information on law enforcement careers, while offering hiring agencies and law enforcement job seekers a central platform where meaningful career information is shared. The article explains that 70 percent of respondents to a recent IACP survey indicated that hiring officers has become more difficult over the last five years. Public misperception, coupled with uncomplimentary misrepresentations by the media, has influenced the career choices of young people away from law enforcement.
A real benefit of this site is that it is information rich. Along with the various types of agencies and sworn law enforcement careers that are represented, resources concerning civilian law enforcement careers are also included. The scope is nationwide and international.
The Police Chief is published monthly and is the official publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc. Your JWU North Miami campus Library has print copies from 2002 to the present.