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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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September 11, 2014
1 way to improve a police officer’s promotion potential Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

1 way to improve a police officer’s promotion potential

Here’s a simple process that will enable you to be able to prove that you can successfully supervise anyone or anything - Full Story
September 11, 2014
5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

By using our training and our noggin we can all become better public servants - Full Story
September 10, 2014
Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism

Attacks funded and orchestrated by a transnational terror groups such as al Qaeda, AQAP, al Shabaab, and ISIS merit consideration, but lone wolves and the grassroots Jihad remain the biggest threat - Full Story
September 05, 2014
How to adjust risk variables to increase officer safety Paul C. Wood - Dominating Your Operational Environment

How to adjust risk variables to increase officer safety

Risk tolerance on the job is ultimately a personal matter where the most effective cops incorporate risk management practices into daily decision-making - Full Story
September 03, 2014
10 secrets cops know that most people don't Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 secrets cops know that most people don't

It’s become abundantly clear in the past few weeks that the press and the public have very little... - Full Story
August 28, 2014
15 more signs that you're a cop Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

15 more signs that you're a cop

You know you’re a cop when... - Full Story
August 27, 2014
8 keys to a well-written police use-of-force report Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

8 keys to a well-written police use-of-force report

A well-written force response report may take a little longer to write on the front end, but will certainly save you much more time (and trouble) later - Full Story
August 19, 2014
How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

By the time the police were able to use their pre-Twitter media relations protocol the storytelling battle was already lost - Full Story
August 18, 2014
A tale of two TASERs: Why ethics is fundamental to officer safety Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

A tale of two TASERs: Why ethics is fundamental to officer safety

A large number of police officer suicides are committed by cops who are under investigation - Full Story
August 15, 2014
Following Ferguson, a body camera on every officer? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Following Ferguson, a body camera on every officer?

The upside of this technology far outweighs any perceived or potential downside - Full Story



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