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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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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
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 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 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
May 06, 2014
8 things for leaders to consider when scouting for SWAT members Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

8 things for leaders to consider when scouting for SWAT members

SWAT is a specialized unit and those selected to be members of that unit should be special people who possess extraordinary skills and abilities - Full Story
May 06, 2014
9 ways to increase your chances of making SWAT Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

9 ways to increase your chances of making SWAT

In most tactical responses, 10 people working as a team can accomplish more than 20 working as individuals - Full Story
May 01, 2014
5 steps to create an Explorer program for your department PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

5 steps to create an Explorer program for your department

There are many reasons to start a police Explorer program, not the least of which is to provide the department a pool of prospective officers. - Full Story
April 25, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: Leave home to come home PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Leave home to come home

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Officer Greg Bickel of the Philadelphia... - Full Story



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