Begun Center’s Daniel Flannery discusses complications of hiring efforts for police departments

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WEWSDaniel Flannery, director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, explained how social, political and increased job pressures are complicating hiring efforts for police departments. “You’re no longer just responsible for a law enforcement response,” he said. “You’re responsible for responding to mental health crises and domestic violence and safety issues around traffic stops and incidents that continue to increase.”