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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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September 04, 2014
A love letter to police officers PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

A love letter to police officers

The following is an actual letter written by the girlfriend of a cop who sent it along to P1 for you to enjoy - Full Story
August 27, 2014
P1 Poll Results: How physically fit are you? P1 Community - The Question

P1 Poll Results: How physically fit are you?

Variety is the spice of life; complacency in your workouts can be just as dangerous as it is on patrol - Full Story
August 21, 2014
I believe... (a police poem) PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

I believe... (a police poem)

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
August 14, 2014
6 keys to being a better police parent Nancy Fatura - Unleashing Your Inner Warrior

6 keys to being a better police parent

Using these six simple steps can go a long way toward improving your home life overall, particularly your relationship with your kids - Full Story
August 14, 2014
3 keys to planning for retirement after a police career Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

3 keys to planning for retirement after a police career

I wish I could go back and tell my 21-year-old rookie self, “Hey kid, make sure you start planning for retirement” - Full Story
August 13, 2014
7 critical communication errors (and solutions) cops make with their spouses Olivia Johnson - Peer Support

7 critical communication errors (and solutions) cops make with their spouses

"The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place" — George Bernard Shaw - Full Story
July 28, 2014
Use this 1 simple tactic to maximize your police salary Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

Use this 1 simple tactic to maximize your police 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



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Off Duty Columnists

Passion for the Job Passion for the Job
with Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D.
More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
with Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski