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Career-Newsletter-July-2009

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Career Newsletter
July 2009
Featured Careers Column
Creating your career portfolio

Lady luck has a role in the promotional testing process. Why? Because you need to have enough time in grade — usually three or four years at your current rank — at the exact time your department will be administering a promotional exam.

What you do in the meantime, in terms of academic education, training, and personal development will have a dramatic impact on your law enforcement career as well as how well you do when given the opportunity to test for promotion. Here are some of the things you should be doing... Full Story


The faculty of the University of Cincinnati Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is the most published, most recognized, and most respected in the industry. Our graduates are truly empowered to become leaders in their communities; with a confidence that can only be gained by learning from the greatest minds in their field.

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Exclusive Careers Column
Getting promoted, part three: Politics

So, you’ve done your studying and you’ve researched the different types of promotional tests and worked some practice examples. Now it’s time to talk about the dirty part of promotions — the politics. I’m sad to say it, but politics has been a part of police work since the first police officer was sworn in.

Nowhere does politics play such a divisive and destructive role as it does in police promotions. If you don’t realistically take politics into account, any promotion you might deserve could be in jeopardy... Full Story

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Court Security Program Manager
AlliedBarton Services, Conshohocken, PA

AlliedBarton Security Services is currently seeking talented and experienced security management professionals to lead a team of Court Security Officers within one of the 12 US District Courts. The Court Security Program Manager would be responsible for managing a team of highly trained, front-line security personnel who work within District Court locations to control access using x-ray machines and metal detectors, inspect vehicles, patrol facilities, escort key officials, and guard restricted areas.

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Telecommunications Operator I
Leander Police Department, Leander, TX

This is a full-time, shift position, in the police communications division with responsibilities for the day-to-day telecommunications functions. Examples of essential duties include multi-tasking, answering 911 emergency calls, computer record keeping, non-emergency telephone calls, dispatching calls to officers, using local, state and national crime databases to enter and retrieve information. Applicants will need to provide a TWC typing test with a minimum 35wpm and will be required to complete a written aptitude test.

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Boston University’s Master of Criminal Justice online program has established itself as one of the most respected criminal justice leadership programs in the nation. This program will enable you to lead the criminal justice community, analyze criminal justice issues using disciplined research methods, assess law enforcement policies, and implement change.

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