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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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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

News

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

News

NJ cops help teen with muscular dystrophy fulfill cop dreams

NJ cops help teen with muscular dystrophy fulfill cop dreams

The move came as a surprise for the teen, who was told only to expect a welcome home party - Full Story

Columns

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

Exclusives

Why cops need to protect themselves to serve others

Why cops need to protect themselves to serve others

Much like the Terracotta Warriors outside Xian, China, we too can be crushed under pressure. How do we avoid or withstand these tests of time? Simple. By filling ourselves with sand. - Full Story



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