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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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July 10, 2014
3 challenges that blindside rookie cops (and how to survive them) Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

3 challenges that blindside rookie cops (and how to survive them)

Obstacles will occur in every cop’s career, but with a positive attitude, perseverance, and integrity, you will live through them and you will become a mature, seasoned veteran - Full Story
July 10, 2014
Police leaders can train discipline, but must hire character PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Police leaders can train discipline, but must hire character

When we hire an officer we are making an investment that will hopefully last 30, or more years... we have to get it right - Full Story
July 10, 2014
3 reasons the personal written debrief (PWD) can improve your performance Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

3 reasons the personal written debrief (PWD) can improve your performance

The PWD works because it helps wire the brain by creating and establishing a memory file that will be used in future decision making (just don’t call it a diary) - Full Story
July 09, 2014
Why you should rethink practical jokes on patrol Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Why you should rethink practical jokes on patrol

I don’t like practical jokes, and to this very day I think Steve’s “man with a gun” call in front of Frontier Realty was dangerous and in poor taste - Full Story
June 17, 2014
8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about

The more Facebook knows about you, the more valuable it is, so they don’t do much to make it easy to manage and protect your privacy — so, we offer the following simple steps you can take - Full Story
June 12, 2014
10 tips for police rookies who think they know everything Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 tips for police rookies who think they know everything

Here are ten things from an old hand you may not yet know — but should! - Full Story
June 12, 2014
5 ways to destroy your police career on social media Dr. Richard Weinblatt - Weinblatt's Tips

5 ways to destroy your police career on social media

If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss away that great career in law enforcement, I’ve got the answer for you: Be irresponsible and reckless in our use of social media - Full Story
June 12, 2014
5 tips for transitioning from military to police PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

5 tips for transitioning from military to police

Some this advice may or may not apply to you, so take what you find useful - Full Story
June 11, 2014
Put a rookie on the right track using these 13 traits Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Put a rookie on the right track using these 13 traits

After the selection process vets potential candidates for a police position, it falls on all of us in the profession to recognize and help develop officers who are not tracking as they should - Full Story
May 30, 2014
How to protect your career by writing better use-of-force reports Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

How to protect your career by writing better use-of-force reports

We must change our “less is more” mentality on UOF reports to a “more is more” mindset for the next generation of police officers - Full Story



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