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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
May 20, 2010
Winning the war of attrition in your law enforcement career Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Winning the war of attrition in your law enforcement career

Five tips that can help you maintain a positive, successful career as a cop for many years - Full Story
May 20, 2010
Ode to the career of a law officer: Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Ode to the career of a law officer: "We"

We are know by many names: police officer, trooper, marshal, sheriff, agent, inspector, and others - Full Story
May 17, 2010
The warrior and the merchant: Define who you are Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

The warrior and the merchant: Define who you are

Warrior! The word has caught on in everyday speech and has been applied to sports figures, articles of... - Full Story
May 06, 2010
Online video has cops sickened, outraged Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Online video has cops sickened, outraged

A hateful video praises the killer of a Detroit officer and calls for the murder of more cops - Full Story



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