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How to NEVER get promoted; 24 things to tell a 'rookie me'

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Editor's Note:

In this month's eNews, Tim Dees reminds us that even the oldest, most senior cop in the room had a first day. What would you say to your younger self to reassure them that they're gonna make it? Rick Michelson lists 20 reasons on how to never get a police promotion. Avoid them!

Lastly, PoliceOne Member Brian Cain explains how your marginal officer is like his toddler, and how you can fix that.


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24 things I'd tell a 'rookie me'
By Tim Dees, PoliceOne Columnist
Look around the squad room for the oldest, most senior cop — the one with hash marks up to his elbow — because when you feel overwhelmed, you’ll remember that he also had a first day. Don't sweat it
Career Moves
20 ways to NEVER get a police promotion
By Rick Michelson, PoliceOne Contributor
The big secret is that the people evaluating you for promotion are expecting you to walk into the interview or the scenarios already "walking the talk" as a good supervisor. Hurting your chances
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Why your marginal officer is like my 3-year-old boy (and what to do about it)
By Brian Cain, PoliceOne Member
If you’re in a leadership position of any kind at your agency, you know there isn’t much difference in the way that a three-year-old and a marginal employee behave. How to fix it
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