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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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December 18, 2013
Physical fitness double standards for male and female cops? Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Physical fitness double standards for male and female cops?

There is still no agreement on what it takes physically to be a cop — or what standards predict success - Full Story
December 18, 2013
2013 in Review: 3 New Year's commitments any cop can make Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

2013 in Review: 3 New Year's commitments any cop can make

Resolutions are so easily broken – we need a new word for changes we will commit to making - Full Story
December 17, 2013
2013 in Review: Tech gifts for your police officer friends Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

2013 in Review: Tech gifts for your police officer friends

Here are a baker’s dozen of options to buy for your cop buddies — or to leave as suggestions for someone to buy for you! - Full Story
December 13, 2013
One year after Newtown: Mental wellbeing following a critical incident Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

One year after Newtown: Mental wellbeing following a critical incident

You’ve just done an incredible job dealing with an impossible situation, so respect yourself and get the help you deserve - Full Story
December 12, 2013
What can Santa Claus teach cops about leadership? Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

What can Santa Claus teach cops about leadership?

Yes, the jolly old man is fictional (Sshhh, don’t tell the kids!), but law enforcement brass can draw a number of corollaries and apply them to real-world management situations - Full Story
December 12, 2013
What administrators need to know about police social media managers Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

What administrators need to know about police social media managers

It is our mission to make our departments look like the finest law enforcement officers (and people) on the face of the Earth — you have nothing to fear - Full Story
December 11, 2013
4 good reasons to pursue gang cases Nick Perna - Gang Investigations

4 good reasons to pursue gang cases

Even when victims and witnesses won’t cooperate, gang detectives need to find other ways to put cases together — here’s why - Full Story
November 29, 2013
Questions emerge from DOJ’s investigation into University of Montana police Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

Questions emerge from DOJ’s investigation into University of Montana police

The blistering findings, though not always supported with documentation, serve as a warning shot for all campus police: the feds are watching - Full Story
November 28, 2013
On Thanksgiving, citizens saying Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

On Thanksgiving, citizens saying "thank you" to cops

On this day of giving thanks, I want to highlight a handful of stories of citizens’ gestures of appreciation to American law enforcement officers - Full Story
November 22, 2013
'Attaboys' and 'aw sh*ts': How to accept cop criticism Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

'Attaboys' and 'aw sh*ts': How to accept cop criticism

The brain craves feedback and the soul craves affirmation — since we get a lot of the former and too little of the latter, how can we improve our positive-to-negative ratio? - Full Story



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