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Hiring and retaining war veterans; The 5 powers of the FTO

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Editor's Note:

In this month's edition of Career eNews, Lance Eldridge looks at the difficult — and too often sensationalized — issue of PTSD as it relates to hiring and retaining war veterans in police ranks. Meanwhile Matt Stiehm discusses the careers of cops in 'specialized' departments like campus police, transit cops, and park rangers. We also feature this week's P1 First Person essay from PoliceOne Member Shawn Hill, who writes on the five powers of the FTO.

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Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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PTSD and police: Hiring and retaining war veterans in our ranks
By Lance Eldridge, PoliceOne Columnist
Ensure that your police department doesn't fall prey to sensationalist and politicized reporting on PTSD by anti-war media, which otherwise may influence hiring decisions in risk-averse departments. Avoiding "liability avoidance"
Career Paths
Honoring the brotherhood of specialized police agencies
By Matt Stiehm, PoliceOne Contributor
Anyone who pins on the badge, straps on a gun, and enforces the law with statutory authority is a law enforcement officer. The dangers, challenges, and rewards are the same. The only notable difference is the mission of the agency. Stop the infighting
Career First Person
The 5 Powers of the FTO
By Shawn Hill, PoliceOne Member
The five basic types of power are essential to discussing police management theory. Knowing and utilizing these types of powers (responsibly) are the signs of a good FTO, one that other officers will want to emulate. Creating success
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