The FOP has always been committed to improving our profession, the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement and employee representation. In recent years, the law enforcement profession has been facing a real crisis in our ability to recruit and retain officers with the abilities, character and integrity to do a very difficult and increasingly dangerous job.
There are many professions that are facing similar difficulties, but many of the challenges of retaining veteran officers and hiring quality candidates are unique to law enforcement. Our profession has become more dangerous, and benefits — like good salaries, pensions and health care coverage after retirement — are no longer as attractive or competitive to the new generation
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with National FOP Sergeant At Arms, Keith Turney to discuss the real challenges our profession is facing and how the FOP is leading the way in finding solutions.