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July 09, 2015
13 mortifying mistakes cops make Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

13 mortifying mistakes cops make

If your career is long enough and you haven’t done any of these 13 embarrassing things yet, you quite possibly will at some point - Full Story
July 02, 2015
Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders John Vanek - Task Force Leadership

Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders

As our nation struggles with the current uneasy state of police-community relations, police officers — and police leaders — who can instill community trust through their personal integrity are valuable assets - Full Story
June 12, 2015
Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed Paul Marik - The True North of Policing

Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed

I breathe case law. I eat tactics. I bleed policy. I know my job. I know my limitations. So how could I muck this up so badly? Ego got in my way. I sacrificed my safety over my pride. - Full Story
June 11, 2015
10 things teens who want to be cops can do to start on the right path Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

10 things teens who want to be cops can do to start on the right path

Above all else, remember that if at first you don’t succeed, try again — harder, and with renewed commitment to achieve your goal of becoming one of America’s Finest - Full Story
June 11, 2015
3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers’ loyalty Marty Katz - Past the Uniform

3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers’ loyalty

Everyone in law enforcement loves driving in a super clean vehicle, so I set up a Deputy of the Month program where winners get their assigned take-home squad detailed - Full Story
June 05, 2015
Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West'

At 85 years old, Deputy Roy Drago is one of the oldest working law enforcement officers in America - Full Story
May 14, 2015
5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer

Invest the time, invest in relationships on the street and in the department, and invest in your training — before you know it, you’ll be one of the best dope cops in your agency - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Police explorer's essay: Why do we fight police stigma alone? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Police explorer's essay: Why do we fight police stigma alone?

Cadet Christina Stach was assigned to write an essay about stigmas, and decided to focus her writing on her individual experience as a cadet and law enforcement as a whole - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Applying to be police chief? Use these 5 resume-writing tips Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Applying to be police chief? Use these 5 resume-writing tips

If taking the next step in your career is becoming a chief of police somewhere, even getting an interview largely depends on your resume — here are five keys to successful resume-writing for police executives - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Applying for chief: How to write a winning cover letter Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Applying for chief: How to write a winning cover letter

A cover letter can very well make the difference between getting an interview in the first place or having your application placed in the administrative equivalent of the “circular file” - Full Story



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