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Career-Newsletter-April-2010

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Dear Policeone Member:

Job security used to be one of the top draws in policing, and now it’s among the top concerns for law enforcement officers. LAPD Chief (ret.) Bill Bratton, in a recent discussion with PoliceOne, said,“If you look at what’s going on in the country, the decline in the size of the police forces and the layoffs, it’s not the best of times."

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— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
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