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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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April 14, 2010
Living with the sacrifice: Catastrophically-injured officers Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Living with the sacrifice: Catastrophically-injured officers

HPD Officer Rick Salter told a local newspaper, “The shooter didn’t kill me, but he still took my life” — sadly, he is one of many cops in a similar circumstance - Full Story
April 09, 2010
The legal landscape of police employee free speech Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

The legal landscape of police employee free speech

Two U.S. Supreme Court cases — Pickering v. Board of Education and Garcetti v. Ceballos — begin any discussion of employee right to free speech - Full Story
April 08, 2010
What happens after submission: The federal grant review process Denise Schlegel - Secrets to Getting Police Grants

What happens after submission: The federal grant review process

Use this guide to track what happens after you submit an application to a federal funding source - Full Story
April 02, 2010
Using magic questions to motivate and influence others Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

Using magic questions to motivate and influence others

By formulating questions based on the issues brought up by the other person, a questioner can control and direct the conversation - Full Story
April 01, 2010
In rural Wisconsin, a case study in mutual aid Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

In rural Wisconsin, a case study in mutual aid

A violent domestic, a house fire, a knife-wielding suspect, multiple rescues, and a “seamless response” give us an opportunity to sit back and be amazed - Full Story
March 29, 2010
Debunking myths about bomb squad units Shawn Hughes - WMD and Bomb Disposal Issues

Debunking myths about bomb squad units

The majority of public safety bomb squads are part-time — we're usually on patrol until a bomb call comes in - Full Story
March 24, 2010
What does the Bryan v. City of Coronado decision mean? Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

What does the Bryan v. City of Coronado decision mean?

Officers must understand the seriousness of their actions after a use-of-force incident — it's critical to write a report that clearly articulates the threat - Full Story
March 22, 2010
Interdiction isn’t just for drugs anymore Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Interdiction isn’t just for drugs anymore

Humans, guns, untaxed cigarettes, kiddie porn, pirated software, and other digital contraband are out on the roads - Full Story
March 18, 2010
P1 First Person: Who are your heroes? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Who are your heroes?

By Richard Meiresonne, St. Charles (Ill.) Police Dept. (retired, 32 yrs.) When I retired from policing... - Full Story
March 18, 2010
Is political interference returning to the selection process? Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Is political interference returning to the selection process?

Despite rules and processes to limit improper political considerations in the police selection and promotion process, some recent examples are disheartening - Full Story



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