On 18 January 2017, DomPrep’s publisher Martin Masiuk met with Joseph Trindal, president and chief operating officer (COO) at Coastal International Security, to discuss the challenge of retaining personnel in law enforcement and possible solutions for addressing this problem. As long-term personnel retire, so too does their knowledge. Challenges by external forces, escalation of violence toward officers, and technological challenges each can have adverse effects on recruiting and retaining personnel. Possible solutions involve maintaining high standards and vetting procedures for new officers, beginning efforts at the grade-school level, improving public opinion, building community support, leveraging best practices, and training officers on new technologies and community-centric practices. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Joseph TrindalPresident and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Coastal International Security
Joseph Trindal is president and chief operating officer (COO) at Coastal International Security, with offices in Maryland, Virginia, and New Mexico. Under the consolidated Akal Group of Companies (AGC), he also serves as president/COO for Akal Security Inc. He is the past president of the InfraGard National Capital Region Members Alliance, where he has served on the chapter’s Board of Directors since 2009. He is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers and the International Association of the Chiefs of Police, among other organizations. Before entering private practice, he retired as director for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Protective Service, National Capital Region. Before DHS, he served 20 years with distinction at the U.S. Marshals Service. He attained the concurrent positions of chief deputy U.S. marshal and incident commander for the agency’s Emergency Response Team. He has also served on faculties at George Washington University, Justice Management Institute, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. A distinguished veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he holds an active TS Clearance as well as degrees in police science and criminal justice.