Course Description

Across the country, law enforcement agencies offering competitive pay and community support are effectively filling their ranks with lateral hires from agencies where pay and/or community support is lacking. This strategy of recruiting lateral hires is proving to be a great benefit to those agencies and the communities that they serve. However, this is a short-term solution that will not be sustainable if fewer and fewer men and women are entering the profession altogether.

In this two-hour webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will discuss the strategies being deployed or considered by law enforcement agencies across the country who are looking to act now in the interest of recruiting the next generation of law enforcement officers—many of whom may not be old enough to serve for many years to come.

Topics covered will include:

· The role of School Resource Officers in long-term recruiting

· Embracing a Permanent Recruiting Model

· The role of law enforcement agencies in molding the next generation of qualified applicants

· Developing talent pipelines earlier and earlier 


Director, Dolan Consulting Group

| Attorney Matt Dolan

Matt Dolan is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, who specializes in training and advising public safety agencies in matters of labor and employment law. His practice experience focuses on employment discrimination claims brought under federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). He received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from DePaul University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Matt serves as a public safety instructor with Dolan Consulting Group. He has trained and advised thousands of public safety professionals throughout the United States in matters of legal liability related to personnel management.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before You Start

    • Consent Questions

  • 2


    • Beyond Lateral Hiring: Long-Term Recruiting Strategies for Law Enforcement | Hour 1

    • Beyond Lateral Hiring: Long-Term Recruiting Strategies for Law Enforcement | Hour 2