Current law enforcement officers in the United States responded to survey statements regarding satisfaction and intentions to leave their current agencies related to seven areas: pay, opportunities, co-workers, immediate supervisors, work conditions, work and family conflict, and public perception on a five-point Likert scale. Lisa Barnett analyzes current levels of job satisfaction and desires to leave employment in law enforcement to determine the relationship between satisfaction and intentions to quit in this video based off her CHDS Master’s thesis, “Thin Blue Line: Improving Job Satisfaction to Increase Retention in Law Enforcement.”
About the Presenter
Lisa Barnett joined the Florida Highway Patrol as a state trooper in 2009 and has risen to the rank of captain. In addition to patrol, she has worked as a traffic homicide investigator, an academy instructor, and the accreditation manager. Barnett graduated with a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the Naval Postgraduate School in December of 2020.