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Career Newsletter
September 2009
Featured Careers Column
Answering situational questions in police promotional examinations

If situational essays (or oral board questions) are on your next promotional examination, remember to explain the organizational rationale behind what you write or say and you will receive much higher marks than those who don’t.

You should explain why — not just what — you would do in a given situation. Lists are good, but unless they incorporate an in-depth analysis of planning, organizing, directing, staffing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting, someone else will be wearing stripes, bars, or stars — not you!... Full Column


Excelsior College, an accredited leader in distance education, offers Criminal Justice degree programs for busy professionals. Work at your own pace, through credit-bearing exams and online courses. Transfer credits from prior college, academy and military training. Concentrations include: Homeland Security, Corrections, and Administration of Criminal Justice.

See how you can finish ahead at cj.excelsior.edu

Exclusive Careers Column
Fuel for the fight: Eating right!

Survival sometimes hinges on the smallest things. Choosing a small lunch verses a large lunch could one day be one of those small things. One component of physical fitness that we police officers often tend to ignore is diet.

Back when I was in my early 30s, I lifted weights every other day and did all the things I thought you should do to be a police officer ready to deal with any problem. My physician had me talk to his Nurse Practitioner (NP) who was into diet as a cause and effect of good or bad health... Full Column

Featured PoliceOne Job Postings

Police Academy Director
Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA

Reinhardt College is seeking candidates to apply for Director of the newly formed Reinhardt College Police Academy in Alpharetta, GA. The Director will perform a variety of tasks supervising instructors in general law enforcement topics including formal classroom assignments and practical exercises, assist with marketing and recruitment initiatives as well as control and monitor student progress and activities. The Director shall establish and maintain office policy and procedures as they relate to POST and GPSTC training programs.

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Emergency Dispatch Supervisor
Fort Collins Police Services, Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins Police Services is seeking experienced individuals to fill three shift supervisor positions in the emergency communications center. The successful candidates will have strong communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidates will also possess the ability to work successfully within a team environment and demonstrate strong customer service skills. Performs duties as an Emergency Services Dispatcher as necessary which include; receiving emergency or non-emergency calls, and dispatching personnel and equipment.

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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.

Get started today at the University of Cincinnati

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