The local police department in Somewhere USA has been losing officers at an alarming rate.

The local police department in Somewhere USA has been losing officers at an alarming rate. This medium sized city offers a competitive salary and funds recruits to train at the local community college. The total cost of recruiting and training a new hire was estimated to be $12,000. The leadership was alarmed and conducted exit interviews to determine the reasons for such high turnover. The major issues cited were lack of support for personal issues, no recognition for good performance, no punishment for those violating rules, poor communication, favoritism, lack of opportunity for advancement, and inflexible scheduling.

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