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February 09, 2016
How can you translate your LE skills to the private sector? 2 real-life examples Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

How can you translate your LE skills to the private sector? 2 real-life examples

Two career cops are prime examples of how to make the move from serving the public to serving customers - Full Story
January 12, 2016
Face it, you’re a thrill seeker: How cops can find a healthy balance Mike Boyle - Firearms Training and Tactics

Face it, you’re a thrill seeker: How cops can find a healthy balance

We may be in the profession to help our fellow man, but the bottom line is that we’re thrill seekers, and there’s nothing wrong with that - Full Story
January 12, 2016
Do you really want to become a cop? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Do you really want to become a cop?

This job takes all kinds of people, but it really takes a special kind of person to be able to stick it out - Full Story
January 07, 2016
3 more harsh realities of being a police chief Rob Hall - Chief's Office

3 more harsh realities of being a police chief

Are you sure you actually want the job? - Full Story
December 28, 2015
Stop the shotgun approach: How cops should handle saving for retirement Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

Stop the shotgun approach: How cops should handle saving for retirement

If you find yourself in debt and you’re contributing to deferred comp as well, you are approaching your financial targets with a shotgun from a significant distance - Full Story
November 24, 2015
Pulse of Policing: The seismic challenges facing today's PDs (and how to overcome them) Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Pulse of Policing: The seismic challenges facing today's PDs (and how to overcome them)

Law enforcement leaders are now faced with seemingly impossible tasks, and yet they are accomplishing those things despite difficult conditions - Full Story
November 24, 2015
Building a diverse police force: Lessons from the San Francisco PD Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Building a diverse police force: Lessons from the San Francisco PD

SFPD works with kids as a way of achieving the long-term objective of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce reflective of the city’s population - Full Story
November 12, 2015
Why PDs must support, not discard, cops in distress Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Why PDs must support, not discard, cops in distress

Agencies and legislatures must protect these professionals from job loss for seeking care where no permanent threat to public safety exists - Full Story
October 08, 2015
7 tips for building a diverse police workforce Booker Hodges - Neighborhood Relations

7 tips for building a diverse police workforce

Police departments across the country are being pressed to hire workforces that are reflective of the communities they serve - Full Story
October 08, 2015
Why success as a Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Why success as a "working" police chief is all about balance

It’s not at all unusual for small jurisdictions to advertise for a “working chief” to fill their top law enforcement slot — being hired as a “working chief” brings unique challenges and pitfalls - Full Story



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