Changing Police Recruitment Messages Attracts a Larger and More Diverse Applicant Pool

Even before George Floyd’s killing unleashed nationwide calls for police reform, law enforcement agencies faced pressure to diversify their officer ranks. In this installment of our blog, we look at a study focused on the effectiveness of recruitment messaging, “More Than Public Service: A Field Experiment on Job Advertisements and Diversity in the Police,” by Elizabeth Linos at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy.