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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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December 03, 2014
Why profanity directed toward suspects isn’t worth it Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why profanity directed toward suspects isn’t worth it

The two times “poking the bear” has the greatest negative impact is when force has been used already, or just prior to the use of force - Full Story
December 01, 2014
Why chiefs and trainers should be learning from street cops Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Why chiefs and trainers should be learning from street cops

Working street cops, supervisors, and FTOs who transition new officers from the academy to the street are the real experts in the assessment and training of new cops - Full Story
November 13, 2014
Pulling the pin: 3 key questions to consider Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Pulling the pin: 3 key questions to consider

There are myriad questions one must answer when contemplating when to retire — and no two people will have the same set of questions or life circumstances — you might do well to begin with these three - Full Story
November 13, 2014
How to ace your oral board interview Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

How to ace your oral board interview

Be careful not to interview for the job you currently have - Full Story
November 13, 2014
Police retirement and missing ‘the life’ on the job Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Police retirement and missing ‘the life’ on the job

I don’t think Barney Fife has memories of dealing with the uncomfortable feeling of gladness that another man is dead instead of him... but I do - Full Story
November 13, 2014
My fear being a cop (a poem) PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

My fear being a cop (a poem)

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
November 06, 2014
CAP: A program for police leaders to develop better employees Barry Reynolds - Leadership, Management, and Policing

CAP: A program for police leaders to develop better employees

One of the main organizational objectives within a law enforcement agency is the recruitment, retention, and succession planning of department personnel. - Full Story
November 06, 2014
Women on patrol: Why some choose to be Nancy Fatura - Unleashing Your Inner Warrior

Women on patrol: Why some choose to be "just a cop"

Certainly there are a lot of women found in administrative assignments and detective jobs, but why do some female officers willingly choose a career at the “bottom” of the rank structure? - Full Story
November 06, 2014
4 keys to making your police agency a learning organization Andy Casavant - Lessons Learned: The Power of History

4 keys to making your police agency a learning organization

We understand that people can learn and improve but can an organization or agency actually learn? - Full Story
November 05, 2014
What Reserve Deputy Vaughan can teach you about off duty carry Ron LaPedis - Private Industry and Public Safety

What Reserve Deputy Vaughan can teach you about off duty carry

Deputy Mark Vaughan is a card-carrying sheepdog who saved Traci Johnson’s life by shooting someone who was actively trying to kill her - Full Story



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