NTOA › Forums › Operational Leadership › SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership I: SWAT Personnel Recruitment › Do you think gaining interest due to recruitment will get less committed team members? If so, why? › Reply To: Do you think gaining interest due to recruitment will get less committed team members? If so, why?
Recruitment can have a negative impact on getting less committed team members if it is done incorrectly. There is nothing wrong with active team members advertising for the team and reaching out to other officers. This allows for those that may be interested to ask questions and gain knowledge on the team and how they operate. This is especially true for newer employees in the department. This can cause a negative impact is if the recruitment is the “good ole’ boy” system and the recruitment is telling people to come and be on the team instead of earning a spot on the team. When one is given something instead of earning it, there is a possibility of less commitment.