Originally Posted by Allison Finch
We have 13 positions to fill. We had over 400 applications. After the initial screening, we ended up with 14 possible hires. And, that is BEFORE to interview!! We will be lucky to get 3-4 hires out of this whole process. The requirements for the job make it harder and harder to fill these slots. The skills needed to be an effective officer are the same skills so valued in the private sector (which pays far better).
Wow, that really puts it into perspective! But, of course, you don't want to lower standards just to fill the positions. Quality over quantity
. It certainly makes me more confident in the officers out there knowing how gruelling a process it is to get in (and makes me that much more motivated)!