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10 traits of a great mentor; What Andy Sipowicz taught me

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Editor's Note:

In this month's eNews, we focus in on the notions of mentoring and mentors. Nick Perna shares his personal experience on what it's like to take over a beat from a great mentor, while Jason Welin explains the four things that Andy Sipowicz of NYPD Blue taught him about being a beat cop.

Lastly, I briefly examine what two guys named Chuck have taught me about mentorship. Chuck Wyllie made me into the man I am today, and Chuck Remsberg has been incredibly instrumental in my professional growth and development.

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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Ruminating on what it takes to be a great mentor, and thinking about the people who mentored me — particularly two guys named Chuck — leads me to a list of characteristics I hope will spark a discussion on the topic. Always learning
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Taking over the beat from a great mentor
By Nick Perna, PoliceOne Contributor
When you work the beats typically patrolled by other officers, you realize that each officer's unique personality are projected on the citizens who reside there. One officer in particular left an impression by the way he handled his beat. His name was Harrington
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4 things Andy Sipowicz taught me about being a beat cop
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There are a lot of things Sipowicz did on TV that just don’t work in the real world. But on one episode, that fictional character passed along some valuable lessons — the four things you need to know to be a beat cop.
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