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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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5 things police officers should know about their body language Justin Freeman - Patrolling Main Street

5 things police officers should know about their body language

Are you as mindful of the nonverbal communication you project on the job as you are about the body language of the people with whom you interact on the streets? - Full Story

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4 keys to living in police reality (not police fiction)

4 keys to living in police reality (not police fiction)

Living your life based on police stereotypes sets you up for failure — look to those police officers who are successful professionally and personally and use them as your guide, because that is the real world. - Full Story

Columns

4 keys to living in police reality (not police fiction) Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

4 keys to living in police reality (not police fiction)

Living your life based on police stereotypes sets you up for failure — look to those police officers who are successful professionally and personally and use them as your guide, because that is the real world - Full Story

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If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession

If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession

This is about more than your pride — it’s about your safety and the safety of the officers and public who depend on you to watch their back. - Full Story

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How 3 police and military veterans built a career after retirement Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How 3 police and military veterans built a career after retirement

Jeff Carlyle, Rick Dunn, and Mark McClure are doing something right in their second careers after retiring from police and military posts — this year their office was the Signal 88 Franchise of the Year - Full Story

Columns

Life lessons from the “old guy” at the police department PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Life lessons from the “old guy” at the police department

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story

News

Police: Retired cop tackles $37,500 Rolex thief

Police say the former officer, Michael Blake, was working at Henne Jewelry Store when a man snatched a watch from the clerk's hand and tried to escape - Full Story

News

Unease grows between NY mayor and NYPD officers

Unease grows between NY mayor and NYPD officers

Even some de Blasio allies acknowledge the mayor could do a better job of leading the department he is simultaneously trying to reform. - Full Story

News

Video: Fla. officer on leave after using ECD on woman

In the video, Young appears to be walking away when the officer uses his TASER, striking her in the back - Full Story

Columns

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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