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Police Jobs and Careers

Police Jobs and Careers

Police Jobs and Careers

The Police Careers and Advancement topic page offers expert advice for officers to follow that can enable a steady rise through the ranks. From the day they enter the academy to the day they “pull the pin” the path is strewn with career-killing pitfalls, so visit this page often for a freshly updated roadmap to success.
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Keeping motor cops safe with a break-in program David Kinaan - From the Motor Officer's Saddle

Keeping motor cops safe with a break-in program

Prior to deploying motorcycles, a department should seek out a training school that provides thorough and challenging training — look for schools that include a field break-in period or that could help you set up a motorcycle break-in program - Full Story

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Why your police agency needs an LEO 'Fire Marshal'

Why your police agency needs an LEO 'Fire Marshal'

It is important to build a partnership between law enforcement and the citizens that you protect to help ensure the safety of human life and the protection of assets. - Full Story

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K9 partners: Why we need those ‘old dogs with badges’ PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

K9 partners: Why we need those ‘old dogs with badges’

The not-so-normal life of my K-9 partner - Full Story

Columns

10 body camera patrol tips to keep attorneys off your back Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 body camera patrol tips to keep attorneys off your back

You have a good chance of being on video from somebody’s device — don’t let them tell your story before you do - Full Story

Tips

5 rules for a retired officer

I’ve been retired for over 15 years, and have absolutely no regrets of leaving the job. I served... - Full Story Secure - Login Required

News

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

Authorities say the reasons behind such uneven numbers are many and often nuanced and there isn't an easy fix - Full Story

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5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

Here are five things that the academy — or continuing education and in-service training — cannot teach us. These are traits we either inherently possess or they’re things we will have to quickly learn on our own. - Full Story

Videos

Understanding the National School Shield Program

PoliceOne Contributor Tony Lambraia discusses the National School Shield Program.

Columns

5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

By using our training and our noggin we can all become better public servants - Full Story



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Police Jobs and Careers Columnists

Musings of a Retired Cop Musings of a Retired Cop
with Keith Bettinger
Ethics in Law Enforcement Ethics in Law Enforcement
with Dr. Bruce Bayley