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July 21, 2011
Advising youth on a career in law enforcement Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Advising youth on a career in law enforcement

What would you tell a young person who asked you, "I think I want to become a cop. Is it a good career choice?" - Full Story
July 21, 2011
P1 First Person: Your hidden talents PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Your hidden talents

By Gary Neece Tulsa (Okla.) Police Department PoliceOne Member I am a lawyer, marriage counselor, marksman,... - Full Story
July 07, 2011
P1 First Person: The 'we' model of community policing PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: The 'we' model of community policing

By Lt. Tom Wetzel PoliceOne Member The current debate over collective bargaining and public servants... - Full Story
July 07, 2011
A survival exercise to recognize you always have 'something in reserve' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

A survival exercise to recognize you always have 'something in reserve'

In choosing a career in law enforcement we have chosen a life which presents challenges that often will take us to that mud room between life and death - Full Story
July 04, 2011
Curriculum development for law enforcement: Community oriented policing and Andragogy Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Curriculum development for law enforcement: Community oriented policing and Andragogy

Part Two: Law enforcement trainers should understand that Pedagogy and Andragogy should not be used in an all-or-nothing fashion—a synthesis of the two approaches is required in order to obtain the most optimal results - Full Story
June 24, 2011
Floodwater safety tips for police officers Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

Floodwater safety tips for police officers

Three basic best practices — on which actual police procedures might be based and/or built — for police officers safety while responding to flooding and other water emergencies - Full Story
June 22, 2011
Winning concepts for hand-to-hand combat Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Winning concepts for hand-to-hand combat

Veteran trainer Chuck Humes says there’s a three-letter test for a successful tactic: SSS. Is it Simple, is it Sensible, is it Street-proven effective? If so, it just might SYA — Save Your A__! - Full Story
June 20, 2011
Officer safety and the practice of staying focused Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Officer safety and the practice of staying focused

Being guided by little more than an almost primordial urge to bring down a suspect is not a good mental state to be in when out on the street - Full Story
June 16, 2011
P1 First Person: Street 'cred' PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Street 'cred'

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. Chief of Police, Adams State College PoliceOne ColumnistI’ve spent... - Full Story
June 16, 2011
Making the case for assessment center testing Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Making the case for assessment center testing

All police tests are a prediction that the person “scoring” the highest on a pre-determined... - Full Story



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