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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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August 14, 2014
'Self-talk' to keep cool in high-stress incidents Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

'Self-talk' to keep cool in high-stress incidents

If elite military forces and SWAT use positive self-talk, why shouldn't a female officer use it too? - Full Story
August 14, 2014
3 keys to planning for retirement after a police career Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

3 keys to planning for retirement after a police career

I wish I could go back and tell my 21-year-old rookie self, “Hey kid, make sure you start planning for retirement” - Full Story
August 14, 2014
Why your marginal officer is like my 3-year-old boy (and what to do about it) PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Why your marginal officer is like my 3-year-old boy (and what to do about it)

If you’re in a leadership position of any kind at your agency, you know there isn’t much difference in the way that a three-year-old and a marginal employee behave - Full Story
August 08, 2014
Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career

Speaking up against corrupt or criminal activity in your ranks can be the most courageous and dangerous thing you’ll ever do as a police officer - Full Story
August 06, 2014
5 things cops and criminals have in common Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 things cops and criminals have in common

Possessing the traits of Human nature is one thing, using them for right and just ends is an individual choice - Full Story
August 05, 2014
How WatchGuard’s 4RE solves data storage problems for police Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How WatchGuard’s 4RE solves data storage problems for police

Recording in HD significantly increases the evidentiary value of video evidence – but with larger files comes storage issues. - Full Story
August 01, 2014
Do something about the corrupt cop on your PD Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Do something about the corrupt cop on your PD

Cops almost universally agree that their department is better off when a criminally corrupt cop is ejected from the ranks — those who disagree are probably criminally corrupt themselves - Full Story
July 31, 2014
How long can you deal with death and trauma before it starts to affect you? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

How long can you deal with death and trauma before it starts to affect you?

By Gina Smith, News Editor, Sequoyah County Times Special Guest Contributor to PoliceOne “Whoever... - Full Story
July 28, 2014
Use this 1 simple tactic to maximize your police salary Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

Use this 1 simple tactic to maximize your police salary

By creating a budget, you can break the Overtime Cycle and give yourself a fighting chance to not only get your head above water, but to improve your financial wellbeing - Full Story
July 23, 2014
RISE Award Nominee: How a Fla. Sgt's leadership builds close, confident cops Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award Nominee: How a Fla. Sgt's leadership builds close, confident cops

Sgt. Gavette doesn't put his rank before his badge when mentoring his officers - Full Story



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