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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 28, 2010
Tips for helping an injured or disabled officer Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Tips for helping an injured or disabled officer

Disabled and catastrophically-injured officers feel forgotten and need support from their brothers and sisters in law enforcement - Full Story
July 26, 2010
Dealing with citizens legally carrying a concealed weapon Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Dealing with citizens legally carrying a concealed weapon

With 48 of our 50 states allowing some form of CCW permit, the possibility of encountering a law-abiding, pro-law enforcement person carrying a gun is significant, and growing - Full Story
July 23, 2010
Md. Chief honors his homicide investigators Karen L. Bune - Criminals, Victims, and Cops

Md. Chief honors his homicide investigators

Every member of the Prince George’s County Homicide and Cold Case receives the “Chief’s Award” — the highest departmental award the Chief can bestow - Full Story
July 23, 2010
Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop

Whether an SBC incident arises spontaneously out of the anger and panic of the subject, or it is pre-planned, the officer involved has to deal with the aftermath - Full Story
July 21, 2010
The tip of the spear, blunted by Machiavellian cynicism Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

The tip of the spear, blunted by Machiavellian cynicism

While the public and the politicians remain distracted from the root causes of crime and social ills, the casualties in "The War on Cops" are the peacekeepers - Full Story
July 15, 2010
So, you want to be a Chief of Police? Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

So, you want to be a Chief of Police?

Ambition is a good thing but getting to the top takes more than just an excellent resume and Masters in Public Administration - Full Story
July 05, 2010
Use of force from a patrol supervisor's point of view Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Use of force from a patrol supervisor's point of view

A supervisor has the difficult job of winning the loyalty and trust of his officers, while also ensuring that laws and policies are followed when force is used - Full Story
June 23, 2010
Lessons learned: Dissecting a dangerously close call Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Lessons learned: Dissecting a dangerously close call

Supervisors must assume a risk-analysis perspective when managing critical events and balance the need for immediate action against the consequences of acting prematurely - Full Story
June 21, 2010
How text messaging became a Supreme Court case Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

How text messaging became a Supreme Court case

City of Ontario, California v. Quon et al. is court’s first venture into public employees’ electronic privacy rights in communications through agency resources - Full Story
June 17, 2010
Assessment center promotional testing Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Assessment center promotional testing

Since the advent of police civil service testing the primary method of selecting people for promotion... - Full Story



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