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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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January 30, 2014
Quickly read, analyze, and interpret body language John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Quickly read, analyze, and interpret body language

I came up with five categories of general behavior — it is not a total list of all behaviors, but rather, a list of general behavior — to look for during an interview or interrogation - Full Story
January 30, 2014
An interrogator's mindset: Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

An interrogator's mindset: "It's not personal. It's business."

As John Reid told me, “A good interrogator is a good actor” — you have to convince the suspect that you’re on his side - Full Story
January 29, 2014
Want to make sure you were understood? Brief back! Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

Want to make sure you were understood? Brief back!

A brief back is simply having a team member repeat the orders/information after receiving them - Full Story
January 27, 2014
Changing our culture to keep officers safer Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Changing our culture to keep officers safer

Whether our profession made the conscious decision to change or we’ve bent to the pressures of society, the culture of law enforcement is ever-changing — let’s make it for the better - Full Story
January 10, 2014
Case Study: How the 'best recruit video' found the perfect chief Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Case Study: How the 'best recruit video' found the perfect chief

The viral video was just the beginning of what would become a nearly six-month hiring process that would end with the selection of Lee Dobrowolski as Hillsboro's soon-to-be police chief - Full Story
January 09, 2014
Why background checks are so important John Hein - Inside Internal Affairs

Why background checks are so important

Pre-employment due diligence should address more than criminal history and financial responsibility — here are a few reasons why - Full Story
January 09, 2014
Considering 'risk management' from the patrol supervisor perspective PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Considering 'risk management' from the patrol supervisor perspective

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
January 06, 2014
10 truths of police leadership Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

10 truths of police leadership

Integrity is its own reward, and other lessons drawn from longtime service - Full Story
January 03, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: A taste of reality PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: A taste of reality

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Officer Sophie Martinez of the Waco,... - Full Story
January 01, 2014
Looking ahead to 2014: Detroit a case study in despair and hope Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Looking ahead to 2014: Detroit a case study in despair and hope

As this holiday season draws to a close and the year 2014 begins, officers in Detroit and elsewhere won’t miss a beat - Full Story



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