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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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3 challenges that blindside rookie cops (and how to survive them) Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

3 challenges that blindside rookie cops (and how to survive them)

Obstacles will occur in every cop’s career, but with a positive attitude, perseverance, and integrity, you will live through them and you will become a mature, seasoned veteran - Full Story

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Police leaders can train discipline, but must hire character PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Police leaders can train discipline, but must hire character

When we hire an officer we are making an investment that will hopefully last 30, or more years... we have to get it right - Full Story

Columns

3 reasons the personal written debrief (PWD) can improve your performance Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

3 reasons the personal written debrief (PWD) can improve your performance

The PWD works because it helps wire the brain by creating and establishing a memory file that will be used in future decision making (just don’t call it a diary) - Full Story

Columns

Why you should rethink practical jokes on patrol Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Why you should rethink practical jokes on patrol

I don’t like practical jokes, and to this very day I think Steve’s “man with a gun” call in front of Frontier Realty was dangerous and in poor taste - Full Story

Videos

What's important now?

In this video, Doug Wyllie chats with Brian Willis about one of life's most powerful question: what's important now? Willis discusses the concept behind this question and explains how officers can use it in everyday life.

News

No charges for deputy who killed teen carrying replica

Officer shot and killed a 13-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun he mistook for an assault rifle - Full Story

News

Ind. lawmakers may join dispute over cop's '0INK' vanity plate

A fuss over an officer's vanity plate has blown up into a constitutional debate that could lead to the Indiana General Assembly deciding whether to rewrite the law or stop selling personalized license plates altogether - Full Story

News

Oakland welcomes 34 badly needed new police officers

The graduating members of the 169th Basic Academy bring the number of officers on the city force to 680 - Full Story

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NYPD rookies hit the streets Friday night

More than 600 rookie officers are expected to hit the streets of some of the city's high crime areas Friday - Full Story

News

Troopers redeployed to New Orleans after shooting

State officials plan to redeploy 50 state troopers and public safety officers to help with law enforcement there - Full Story



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