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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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June 12, 2014
5 tips for transitioning from military to police PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

5 tips for transitioning from military to police

Some this advice may or may not apply to you, so take what you find useful - Full Story
June 11, 2014
Put a rookie on the right track using these 13 traits Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Put a rookie on the right track using these 13 traits

After the selection process vets potential candidates for a police position, it falls on all of us in the profession to recognize and help develop officers who are not tracking as they should - Full Story
May 30, 2014
How to protect your career by writing better use-of-force reports Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

How to protect your career by writing better use-of-force reports

We must change our “less is more” mentality on UOF reports to a “more is more” mindset for the next generation of police officers - Full Story
May 23, 2014
How a NJ cop won 'Survivor' with police training Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

How a NJ cop won 'Survivor' with police training

Officer Tony Vlachos of the Jersey City, New Jersey Police Department took his skills as a street officer to a remote Pacific Island and outlasted all comers to become this season’s winner the Survivor TV show - Full Story
May 22, 2014
3 problems with response time analysis (and why you need it anyway) PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

3 problems with response time analysis (and why you need it anyway)

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
May 21, 2014
Poll Call: What would you do if you couldn't be a cop? P1 Community - The Question

Poll Call: What would you do if you couldn't be a cop?

By PoliceOne Staff Police officers arguably have one of the most stressful jobs in America. You can go... - Full Story
May 08, 2014
Taking over the beat from a great police mentor Nick Perna - Gang Investigations

Taking over the beat from a great police mentor

Officer Harrington was a throwback to a bye-gone era, when cops were blue collar stiffs who hit the streets with the intent to enforce the law and keep the peace — everything else was secondary - Full Story
May 08, 2014
10 traits of a great mentor Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 traits of a great mentor

Two men named Chuck have helped mold me into the man I’ve become, and thinking about them — as well as others who’ve mentored me — leads to a list of common characteristics of great mentors - Full Story
May 08, 2014
4 things Andy Sipowicz taught me about being a beat cop Jason Welin - On Patrol in Canada

4 things Andy Sipowicz taught me about being a beat cop

NYPD Blue offers some solid advice and some that doesn’t work so well in practice — I think most can agree that these four points are solid advice for any LEO - Full Story
May 06, 2014
4 must-have abilities of an aspiring SWAT officer Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

4 must-have abilities of an aspiring SWAT officer

Tactical teams vary from one agency to the next, but there are some consistencies I’ve observed in my non-SWAT law enforcement career - Full Story



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