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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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Lawlessness prevails when cops take sides Andy Casavant - Lessons Learned: The Power of History

Lawlessness prevails when cops take sides

When police take sides, lawlessness prevails When the police choose sides, effective law enforcement becomes virtually impossible to achieve - Full Story

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9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs

It is the general consensus among cops that certain political leaders have turned their backs on law enforcement, and in return, officers have chosen to symbolically turn their backs on those leaders - Full Story

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Why our best police officers are altruists John Hein - Inside Internal Affairs

Why our best police officers are altruists

Because ‘real police work’ can include dealing with truancy, family issues, traffic safety and control, community health, and neighborhood disputes, many of the most effective police officers are those who are altruistic - Full Story

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Injured on duty: The battle for benefits and the award that’s helping Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Injured on duty: The battle for benefits and the award that’s helping

Too many officers are fighting the battle to classify their injuries as injured on duty (IOD), and a national dialogue needs to be started on this topic to establish universal guidelines and criteria - Full Story

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'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law

'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law

Here’s what you need to know about the First Amendment, employer retaliation for speech, and double standards. - Full Story

News

Calif. cop on leave after tweets threaten protesters

Calif. cop on leave after tweets threaten protesters

In the tweets, officer said he would kill anyone who threatens him or his family and that he would be off-duty at the movies with his gun if anyone "feels they can't breathe or their lives matter" - Full Story

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'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law

Here’s what you need to know about the First Amendment, employer retaliation for speech, and double standards - Full Story

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Ex-cop's absurd Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Ex-cop's absurd "police are racist and violent" claims are dead wrong

The bottom line is that Redditt Hudson is a wannabe politician who, despicably, seems determined to use the Ferguson situation to try and jump-start his stalled career - Full Story

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The questions about race we need to answer following Ferguson Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

The questions about race we need to answer following Ferguson

Law enforcement should recognize the close connection between use of force and officer integrity as well as the reality that there does have to be meaningful discussion about race in America - Full Story

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10 rookie mistakes and why you should avoid them Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 rookie mistakes and why you should avoid them

Here are 10 things rookies shouldn’t do, but are likely not told about in training - Full Story



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