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May 15, 2013
Is 'pension spiking' milking taxpayers or smart personal finances? Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Is 'pension spiking' milking taxpayers or smart personal finances?

Cashing in unused sick leave, payment in lieu of vacation, and/or payment for any fringe benefit to “spike” one’s final compensation is causing a certain amount of public outcry - Full Story
May 08, 2013
Reality Training: 'Vacationing' Calif. cop stops assault on TSA employee PoliceOne Staff - Reality Training: Roll Call Video Review

Reality Training: 'Vacationing' Calif. cop stops assault on TSA employee

Even as we say, "Mahalo, Corproral Rogers," let's answer some of the questions this incident forces us to consider - Full Story
May 08, 2013
Embracing the Suck: How to make the best of bad situations Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

Embracing the Suck: How to make the best of bad situations

Embracing the Suck puts you in control of your thoughts, your responses and your life - Full Story
May 06, 2013
Off-duty carry: Flying with firearms Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Off-duty carry: Flying with firearms

The airlines are perfectly comfortable with guns in checked baggage — they deal with them all the time — but you do need to understand the process and prepare your gear - Full Story
April 23, 2013
3 ways to protect yourself from hackers John Rivera - Technology Helpdesk

3 ways to protect yourself from hackers

Many police agencies, private businesses, and even our own Federal Government have experienced some kind of hacker intrusion in the past few years - Full Story
April 18, 2013
Facebook Forum: 10 funny habits that follow you off-duty P1 Community - The Question

Facebook Forum: 10 funny habits that follow you off-duty

When we came across a funny instance of an off-duty cop’s on-duty habits following him on a date,... - Full Story
April 11, 2013
P1 First Person: Carry a badge, carry a gun PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Carry a badge, carry a gun

By Lt. Vance “Fox” Rosen PoliceOne Member I am amazed by the number of officers, deputies... - Full Story
April 11, 2013
The greatest calling: Being a true friend to a brother or sister in blue Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

The greatest calling: Being a true friend to a brother or sister in blue

We rely on our brothers and sisters in blue because no one else understands us - Full Story
April 08, 2013
PoliceOne's Gun Control Survey: 11 key lessons from officers' perspectives Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

PoliceOne's Gun Control Survey: 11 key lessons from officers' perspectives

Never before has such a comprehensive survey of law enforcement officers’ opinions on gun control, gun violence, and gun rights been conducted - Full Story
April 05, 2013
The Fallen Project: A documentary honoring officers Ken Hardesty - Excellence in Training

The Fallen Project: A documentary honoring officers

Sergeant Tom Marchese is leading a small group of working cops to make a two-hour feature film paying homage to America’s police officers killed in the line of duty - Full Story



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Off Duty Columnists

Passion for the Job Passion for the Job
with Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D.
Observation on Demand Observation on Demand
with John Demand