Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2015 Data Tables

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Q11c. To what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem — either now or recently — for law enforcement officers in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
To what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem — either now or recently — for law enforcement officers in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction? Not a Problem at all 11% 22% 32% 28% 24%
Not much of a Problem 37% 19% 30% 22% 22%
Somewhat of a Problem 46% 6% 25% 16% 12%
Significant Problem 7% 2% 10% 3% 4%
Don't Know 0% 51% 3% 31% 38%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
To what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem — either now or recently — for law enforcement officers in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction? Not a Problem at all 21% 21% 34% 36% 29% 24%
Not much of a Problem 21% 21% 27% 23% 28% 22%
Somewhat of a Problem 9% 11% 21% 19% 24% 12%
Significant Problem 2% 2% 0% 10% 14% 4%
Don't Know 47% 45% 18% 13% 5% 38%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
To what extent, if any, would you say that recruitment and/or retention is a problem — either now or recently — for law enforcement officers in the public safety departments that serve your jurisdiction? Not a Problem at all 18% 14% 25% 27% 21% 36% 24%
Not much of a Problem 21% 27% 21% 22% 23% 19% 22%
Somewhat of a Problem 12% 12% 12% 10% 14% 15% 12%
Significant Problem 3% 2% 1% 3% 5% 7% 4%
Don't Know 46% 45% 42% 38% 36% 23% 38%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.