It has become more difficult to recruit highly qualified candidates for municipal police services and then once hired, difficult again to retain them. discuss why it is difficult to recruit highly qualified candidates and retain them. What changes need to be made in government and the approach to policing by citizens to change this phenomena? Below you will find a link to a publication by the Police Executive Research Forum that you should read and respond to, particularly the Executive Summary on pages 7-11. As references use two additional scholarly publications that identify and discuss the same issue.