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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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November 15, 2013
How to cater a bank robbery Keith Bettinger - Musings of a Retired Cop

How to cater a bank robbery

The detectives concluded their investigation, the bank was able to open the next day — and I didn’t have to buy lunch - Full Story
November 15, 2013
P1 Photo of the Week: The bomb squad PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: The bomb squad

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week winner comes from Lt. Steven Caballero of the Milwaukee... - Full Story
November 14, 2013
Don’t give Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Don’t give "them" any video to work with!

On YouTube you can see plenty of America’s finest being made to look like idiots — be smart because when we do senseless things, we only give the “anti-police crowd” more ammunition - Full Story
November 14, 2013
The academy after the academy PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

The academy after the academy

Between police academy and field training, skills can diminish, so Green Bay set up a 4-week refresher course - Full Story
November 05, 2013
Take it from the vets: 10 pieces of advice for SWAT rookies P1 Community - The Question

Take it from the vets: 10 pieces of advice for SWAT rookies

If you're thinking about applying for your local SWAT unit because you just finished watching the... - Full Story
October 30, 2013
Investigating human trafficking: Teams, task forces, and tips from experts John Vanek - Task Force Leadership

Investigating human trafficking: Teams, task forces, and tips from experts

Here are some options to consider depending on the size of your agency, your agency’s understanding of human trafficking, and your proximity to federal offices - Full Story
October 30, 2013
Thinking about suicide: Be aware of this cop killer Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski - More Than A Cop

Thinking about suicide: Be aware of this cop killer

Our inability to talk about suicidal urges — and how prevalent depression and mood disorders are — can be a deadly taboo - Full Story
October 25, 2013
Brass vs. officers: Distrust gets us nowhere Olivia Johnson - Peer Support

Brass vs. officers: Distrust gets us nowhere

To clean up a toxic environment, we have to remember we’re all on the same team - Full Story
October 23, 2013
Why aren't there more women in policework? Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Why aren't there more women in policework?

Is the profession holding us back, or do we lack the ambition? - Full Story



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