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March 12, 2015
The police academy commencement speech every cop should read PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

The police academy commencement speech every cop should read

By Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., DAAPM. FAIS PoliceOne Special Contributor Mayor Whaley, commissioners of the... - Full Story
March 12, 2015
Cops and kids: 5 steps to create a mentoring program Tom Wetzel - Cops and Kids

Cops and kids: 5 steps to create a mentoring program

The most successful police mentoring programs not only build bridges with the community, but also ultimately lead to excellent recruitment opportunities for future officers - Full Story
March 12, 2015
4 reasons why military veterans make great cops Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

4 reasons why military veterans make great cops

There are many qualities that prepare service members for a successful career in law enforcement - Full Story
March 11, 2015
6 ways to improve cooperation among public safety disciplines Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

6 ways to improve cooperation among public safety disciplines

In many cases (and many places) failure to cooperate with other public safety entities was not an option — there’s no embarrassment in asking for help when the situation requires it - Full Story
March 08, 2015
Passed up for promotion: What to do when your best isn't enough American Military University - In Public Safety

Passed up for promotion: What to do when your best isn't enough

The announcement of the third promotion had everyone shaking their heads. The third promotion was an individual who ranked in the 30s on the list. - Full Story
February 18, 2015
P1 Poll results: What are the most crucial skills a cop should possess? P1 Community - The Question

P1 Poll results: What are the most crucial skills a cop should possess?

Law enforcement by nature pushes cops to wear many hats - but which is best? - Full Story
February 18, 2015
5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony

The below rules will help you overcome instances in the courtroom when being cross-examined by a defense attorney whose focused purpose is to discredit you — even if you’re telling the truth - Full Story
February 18, 2015
How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes' Jeff McGill - Mindset and Mental Health

How to train for and heal from psychological 'holes'

You have either been to a call or you are heading to the call in the future that will leave a hole in you, but you have an enormous amount of control in how you are changed by how you prepare - Full Story
February 13, 2015
3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations David Cropp - Domestic Violence Prevention & Investigation

3 integrated concepts for domestic violence investigations

Embracing these three concepts will do a lot to move law enforcement into the future of effective response and investigation of DV / CEDV calls for service - Full Story
February 12, 2015
27 keys to retiring from police work ‘undefeated’ Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

27 keys to retiring from police work ‘undefeated’

To retire undefeated, you must work hard to survive physically, legally, and emotionally — losing any one of these battles can lead to devastating consequences for officers - Full Story



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