|As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.
We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.
Flexible for the right candidate
The Center for Policing Equity is looking for a skilled Law Enforcement Agency Recruiter with a passion for social and racial justice. The recruiter will work with the Law Enforcement Initiatives (LEI) team to identify and cultivate relationships with law enforcement agencies who may be candidates for the National Justice Database (NJD).
The NJD is the nation's first and largest collection of standardized police behavior (e.g., vehicle stops, pedestrian stops, use of force, complaints against officers, etc.). Leveraging the data collected through the NJD, CPE provides reports and recommendations to participating departments with the ultimate goals to reduce biased and racially burdensome policing and to empower police departments to improve relationships with the communities they serve.
The LEA Recruitment Officer reports to the LEI Director.
- Establish and steward the vision for police department recruitment for CPE's National Justice Database and C4J initiatives
- Develop a recruitment strategy focused on diversifying the portfolio of LEA's participating in the NJD
- Leverage existing relationships to identify contacts within LEA's which CPE seeks to recruit
- Cultivate relationships with LEA's who may be good candidates for partnership with CPE by communicating CPE's value proposition
- Partner with LEA Chiefs to determine priorities and what type of (technical assistance) tools would be necessary to complete the work CPE has recommended
- Assist LEA Chiefs with managing resistance from their command staff, city administrators and other stakeholders
- Partner with the Relationship Management and Data Acquisition Teams to ensure a seamless handoff from recruitment to relationship management
- Serve as an ambassador for CPE's mission, vision and core values
- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Previous law enforcement experience is required
- Superior communication skills (e.g., public speaking and presentation skills, as well as the ability to express complex concepts simply and concisely)
- Ability to develop relationships and build trust with LEAs; the recruiter should hold enough leadership legitimacy and expertise to credibly serve as a subject matter expert and manage client satisfaction
- Ability to work across teams and functions, e.g. attend a community meeting, talk about policy, etc.
- Fluency in law enforcement issues and perspectives; preferably former middle or command-level experience
- Proactive in surfacing problems and finding solutions
- Possess a deep understanding of the perspective of community members regarding law enforcement and the desire of community members to de-center the needs and perspective of law enforcement
- Possess a deep understanding of racism, bias and how they have affected policing
- Proficiency with customer relationship management systems, task management software and G-Suite preferred
- Ability to travel 30-40% of the time for training, conferences, and meetings with LEAs
Application Submission Guidelines
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the following materials: