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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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An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie

An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie

I was a natural, mainly because as a 150-pound, Peter Brady lookalike nobody would ever believe I was a cop — “He’s way too young and scrawny to be a cop.” - Full Story

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Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over

If you are trying to grow your department’s social media program and are met with resistance, point to other agencies’ successful efforts — and be patient - Full Story

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5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

If you aspire to be a police counter-sniper, you can do all of these things outlined here and still not be selected, so be prepared to stay the course and try again - Full Story

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5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

If you aspire to be a police counter-sniper, you can do all of these things outlined here and still not be selected, so be prepared to stay the course and try again - Full Story

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Two words that should never appear in your police report Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Two words that should never appear in your police report

If you keep putting these words in your reports, there’s a good chance you’ll end up eating them in court - Full Story

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How to update your tactics for police K-9 tactical tracking

How to update your tactics for police K-9 tactical tracking

While some argue about terminology —tracking versus trailing — let's consider some strategies to reduce the risks K-9 handlers face when they get close enough to a suspect to be ambushed. - Full Story

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Why critics of Ferguson police are poking the wrong bear Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Why critics of Ferguson police are poking the wrong bear

The decision by Officer Wilson to use deadly force — at the moment he made that decision — is entirely unrelated to any pre-existing police culture in Ferguson - Full Story

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4 reasons why military veterans make great cops Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

4 reasons why military veterans make great cops

There are many qualities that prepare service members for a successful career in law enforcement - Full Story



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Police Jobs and Careers Columnists

Unleashing Your Inner Warrior Unleashing Your Inner Warrior
with Nancy Fatura
Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)