Police Academies Face Recruiting Drought after Year of Relentless Cop Demonization

Police officers patrol during a rally against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., May 31, 2020. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B ack in May, the leaders of the policing college in Alexandria, Minn., held a special luncheon for their students. A local business paid to cater it. Two members of the state legislature with law-enforcement backgrounds showed up to talk to the prospective officers.

The luncheon was a first for the school, which has been training Minnesota law-enforcement officers since the mid 1960s and is now one of the largest police-training centers in the state.

The purpose of the lunch was to thank the new graduates of the two-year program, and to encourage first-year students to come back and finish their degree, said

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Ryan Mills is a media reporter at National Review. He previously worked for 14 years as a breaking news reporter, investigative reporter, and editor at newspapers in Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Ryan lives in the Fort Myers area with his wife and two sons.


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