About This Course

Retaining quality officers has presented a challenge to law enforcement agencies for years. In the current climate of anti-police sentiment among prominent activist groups and elected officials and calls to “de-fund the police”—officer retention has become an even greater concern for law enforcement leaders across the country.

In this webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will utilize the findings from a recent nationwide survey of 1,673 current law enforcement officers conducted by Dolan Consulting Group to discuss:

  • Common causes of high officer turnover
  • The importance of retention surveys in addition to exit interviews
  • Potential generational differences among law enforcement officers—what attracts them to their current agencies and what motivates them to leave
  • Pro-active strategies for retaining quality officers in uncertain times


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.