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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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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
June 17, 2010
Keys to building options for a post-LE career Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Keys to building options for a post-LE career

After 26 years in law enforcement, I landed a dream job of visiting departments around the western side... - Full Story
June 11, 2010
Practicing pivots and turns on the firing range Bill Campbell - Bringing the Street to the Range

Practicing pivots and turns on the firing range

On the range, officers are not going to turn suddenly up-range and engage a live-fire target with a real firearm — this would be considered unsafe — but this possibility does exist on the street - Full Story
June 05, 2010
From police to professor: Making the move to academia Dr. Richard Weinblatt - Weinblatt's Tips

From police to professor: Making the move to academia

Many law enforcement officials fantasize of retiring to that dream job teaching in academia. They dream... - Full Story
June 04, 2010
Dealing with a coordinated, multiple-location terrorist attack Jeremy Stafford - The Tactical Approach

Dealing with a coordinated, multiple-location terrorist attack

Multiple Attack Counter Terror Action Capabilities — or MACTAC — is a blend of USMC fire-team tactics and current Police active shooter tactics - Full Story
May 24, 2010
4 things to say in your victim impact statement Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

4 things to say in your victim impact statement

Police officers are not exempted from laws designed to support and serve crime victims - Full Story



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