Carl Peterson’s book “Why You Should Give A Cop A Hug Today” explores low morale and exodus from law enforcement through real-life stories from dedicated officers.
OLIVER, BC, July 05, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — In his new book, “Why You Should Give A Cop A Hug Today,” author Carl Peterson sheds light on the struggles and challenges faced by law enforcement officers across the nation. Through real-life stories from dedicated officers, Peterson explores the factors contributing to low morale and the growing exodus from the law enforcement profession.
In recent years, police departments nationwide have been grappling with increased scrutiny, calls for reform, and demands for accountability. These challenges, coupled with the aftermath of the pandemic and rising crime rates, have led to a significant decline in police morale and a surge in retirements and resignations. According to a survey conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), retirement rates increased by a staggering 45%, while resignations rose by nearly 20% in 2020-21 compared to the previous year.
Chuck Wexler, Executive Director of PERF, acknowledges the unprecedented situation, stating, “We are in uncharted territory right now. Policing is being challenged in ways I haven’t seen, ever.” The impact of this exodus is felt across police departments of all sizes, with even the largest departments witnessing a retirement rate increase of nearly 30%. Additionally, new police hiring has decreased by 5%.
As cities begin to recover from the pandemic and grapple with a surge in shootings and murders, the shortage of law enforcement personnel becomes a pressing issue. Large cities have experienced a 24% spike in killings this year, following a more than 30% rise in homicides last year. The need for a robust police force to address these crime surges is more critical than ever, but retirements and resignations are creating an unprecedented workforce shortage.
Through “Why You Should Give A Cop A Hug Today,” readers gain insight into the daily challenges faced by law enforcement officers. The book underscores the importance of understanding and supporting those who dedicate their lives to public safety. By sharing these authentic stories, Carl Peterson aims to foster empathy and appreciation for the work done by police officers across the country.
About the Author:
Carl Peterson is a retired Inspector of the British Columbia Sheriffs and is a passionate advocate for law enforcement and has spent years researching and documenting the experiences of police officers. With “Why You Should Give A Cop A Hug Today,” he hopes to encourage a deeper understanding of the difficulties faced by law enforcement professionals giving an optimistic approach and inspire support for those who protect and serve our communities.
The book released on June 15, 2023, head on to Amazon and grab your copy today!
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