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The Off-Duty topic provides news, expert columns and other information about police off-duty life, from personal and family protection to mental, physical, and emotional health as well as financial security.
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July 28, 2014
Use this 1 simple tactic to maximize your cop salary Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

Use this 1 simple tactic to maximize your cop salary

By creating a budget, you can break the Overtime Cycle and give yourself a fighting chance to not only get your head above water, but to improve your financial wellbeing - Full Story
July 16, 2014
Poll Call: Is your social media guard up? P1 Community - The Question

Poll Call: Is your social media guard up?

By PoliceOne Staff Social media is here to stay, and while many members of law enforcement preach to... - Full Story
July 07, 2014
4 tactics that can save your life in a plainclothes gunfight Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

4 tactics that can save your life in a plainclothes gunfight

Going armed while in soft clothes requires a different mindset than when you are in uniform - Full Story
June 17, 2014
8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about

The more Facebook knows about you, the more valuable it is, so they don’t do much to make it easy to manage and protect your privacy — so, we offer the following simple steps you can take - Full Story
June 10, 2014
3 ways to improve your Glock Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

3 ways to improve your Glock

I cannot see myself shooting any Glock in the future without having TTI doing their magic on the gun's grip, trigger, and sights - Full Story
May 23, 2014
How a NJ cop won 'Survivor' with police training Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

How a NJ cop won 'Survivor' with police training

Officer Tony Vlachos of the Jersey City, New Jersey Police Department took his skills as a street officer to a remote Pacific Island and outlasted all comers to become this season’s winner the Survivor TV show - Full Story
May 21, 2014
LTC Grossman's 'SHEEPDOGS' teaches kids to be protectors Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

LTC Grossman's 'SHEEPDOGS' teaches kids to be protectors

Originally written for children of law enforcement and military officers, SHEEPDOGS: Meet Our Nation’s Warriors teaches all kids to be strong while remaining virtuous in a dangerous world - Full Story
March 21, 2014
Why police families must live like there's 'no tomorrow' Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Why police families must live like there's 'no tomorrow'

Many officers miss their children’s recitals, plays, and ball games because of work, but there are no do overs in life — you have the opportunity now to decide how you spend your time, so choose wisely - Full Story
March 07, 2014
Life off duty: How my 3 sons made me wear my vest Keith Bettinger - Musings of a Retired Cop

Life off duty: How my 3 sons made me wear my vest

I want to tell you the story about an act of love which took place years ago while I was still an active police officer back in the 1980s - Full Story
March 05, 2014
Off-duty jobs: To make ends meet or buy a boat? Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Off-duty jobs: To make ends meet or buy a boat?

There's no fun in making a huge boat payment if you never have the time to actually enjoy the boat - Full Story



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