by Amy Bonney, Chief of Police, Prescott
A new year brings with it opportunities to look at new ways of doing things and opens the door for creativity in addressing challenges.
Recruiting high quality candidates to fill all positions within law enforcement agencies has been something on the forefront of all discussions for police chiefs across the country for some time. No doubt, the past few years this has proven to be even more difficult.
Here in Prescott, we are taking a new look at our efforts and working collaboratively with our Human Resources department to breathe fresh life into our recruiting programs. One of these tactics is the broad use of our recruiting slogan: “This is us. Is it you?”
We are using that phrase in all manner of recruiting materials with the goal of exposing our community and potential new hires to all the opportunities being a member of our wonderful police department can offer.
We will be highlighting areas and people in our department who do critically important work for our community every day. You will see the faces and hear the stories of members of our team working in areas such as emergency dispatch, victim advocacy programs, police mountain bike patrol programs, and of course the backbone of our agency — patrol — and others.
We will show you the heart of our agency, our people.
As you read this, my hope is that right now you are thinking of someone in your life who has always spoken of wanting to try a career in law enforcement. Someone who feels called to serve people on their worst days in the hopes of getting them to their best ones. Someone who is interested in a rewarding career in a beautiful community. Someone who wants to be part of a team that does outstanding work together. Maybe that person is even you!
If so, I encourage you to follow us on social media. Watch our brand new recruiting video. Check out current job openings, and ask: “This is us. Is it you?”