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June 12, 2015
Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed Paul Marik - The True North of Policing

Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed

I breathe case law. I eat tactics. I bleed policy. I know my job. I know my limitations. So how could I muck this up so badly? Ego got in my way. I sacrificed my safety over my pride. - Full Story
June 11, 2015
10 things teens who want to be cops can do to start on the right path Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 things teens who want to be cops can do to start on the right path

Above all else, remember that if at first you don’t succeed, try again — harder, and with renewed commitment to achieve your goal of becoming one of America’s Finest - Full Story
June 11, 2015
3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers’ loyalty Marty Katz - Past the Uniform

3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers’ loyalty

Everyone in law enforcement loves driving in a super clean vehicle, so I set up a Deputy of the Month program where winners get their assigned take-home squad detailed - Full Story
June 05, 2015
Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West'

At 85 years old, Deputy Roy Drago is one of the oldest working law enforcement officers in America - Full Story
May 14, 2015
5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer

Invest the time, invest in relationships on the street and in the department, and invest in your training — before you know it, you’ll be one of the best dope cops in your agency - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Police explorer's essay: Why do we fight police stigma alone? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Police explorer's essay: Why do we fight police stigma alone?

Cadet Christina Stach was assigned to write an essay about stigmas, and decided to focus her writing on her individual experience as a cadet and law enforcement as a whole - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Applying to be police chief? Use these 5 resume-writing tips Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Applying to be police chief? Use these 5 resume-writing tips

If taking the next step in your career is becoming a chief of police somewhere, even getting an interview largely depends on your resume — here are five keys to successful resume-writing for police executives - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Applying for chief: How to write a winning cover letter Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Applying for chief: How to write a winning cover letter

A cover letter can very well make the difference between getting an interview in the first place or having your application placed in the administrative equivalent of the “circular file” - Full Story
May 08, 2015
3 inspiring stories of citizens supporting police Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

3 inspiring stories of citizens supporting police

Three recent gems of underreported “good news” show that pro-cop sentiment does exist in American citizens, and you can see it plainly if you look hard enough - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Why followership is as important as police leadership Barry Reynolds - Leadership, Management, and Policing

Why followership is as important as police leadership

Just as we expect our best leaders to be highly competent, credible, and genuine, we also expect those traits from the best followers - Full Story



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