This webinar, which is Part II of a series of webinars related to law enforcement disciplinary issues, will explore the nexus between law enforcement and military service. The webinar is geared toward criminal justice professionals, current or veteran military service members, those employed in the field of academia, and citizens who are interested in learning information concerning disciplinary issues and law enforcement. A portion of the webinar will provide crucial information specific to law enforcement agency command staff members, chiefs of police, and sheriffs who are interested in using research-based strategies and policies in their own agencies to reduce issues and increase performance.
In this webinar, attendees will learn the following:
- Insight into the benefits and disadvantages related to recruiting and hiring current or former (veteran) military personnel for law enforcement positions based on performance and disciplinary issues of this specific population;
- Up-to-date research and statistics on military veterans currently employed in the field of law enforcement and current recruiting efforts by law enforcement agencies;
- Suggestions to law enforcement agencies concerning hiring when considering applicant military history/status; and
- Important directions for future research.
Dr. Chase Wetherington is currently a detective with the Tampa, Florida Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, where he has served since 2012 in a variety of positions including Field Training Officer and as a part of the District II Intelligence Unit. During his time in law enforcement, he has investigated and solved countless felonious offenses, attended hundreds of hours of advanced training, and has received numerous accommodations and awards including three lifesaving awards. He is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement certified instructor, teaching subjects for both law enforcement agencies and local law enforcement academy classes.