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Editor's Note:

Ask yourself — are you dangerous? These days, that word is considered undesirable in law enforcement. In this month's eNews, we're here to tell you that you should want to be dangerous, and why. We also caution you to make time for family, because it's not always all about the job.

Lastly, one of our members sent us a First Person essay submission offering his insight into why it always seems that only incompetence is promoted.


Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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Daddy's home! Keeping our priorities straight
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Why incompetence is promoted
By James Fox, PoliceOne Member
Our careers are very susceptible to something called the Peter Principle. This theory says that an individual will rise through the ranks to a level of incompetence at which they will rest until they are demoted, fired, or ignored. Avoiding disaster

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