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August 28, 2014
15 more signs that you're a cop Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

15 more signs that you're a cop

You know you’re a cop when... - Full Story
August 27, 2014
8 keys to a well-written police use-of-force report Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

8 keys to a well-written police use-of-force report

A well-written force response report may take a little longer to write on the front end, but will certainly save you much more time (and trouble) later - Full Story
August 19, 2014
How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

By the time the police were able to use their pre-Twitter media relations protocol the storytelling battle was already lost - Full Story
August 18, 2014
A tale of two TASERs: Why ethics is fundamental to officer safety Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

A tale of two TASERs: Why ethics is fundamental to officer safety

A large number of police officer suicides are committed by cops who are under investigation - Full Story
August 15, 2014
Following Ferguson, a body camera on every officer? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Following Ferguson, a body camera on every officer?

The upside of this technology far outweighs any perceived or potential downside - Full Story
August 14, 2014
'Self-talk' to keep cool in high-stress incidents Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

'Self-talk' to keep cool in high-stress incidents

If elite military forces and SWAT use positive self-talk, why shouldn't a female officer use it too? - Full Story
August 14, 2014
Why your marginal officer is like my 3-year-old boy (and what to do about it) PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Why your marginal officer is like my 3-year-old boy (and what to do about it)

If you’re in a leadership position of any kind at your agency, you know there isn’t much difference in the way that a three-year-old and a marginal employee behave - Full Story
August 14, 2014
3 keys to planning for retirement after a police career Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

3 keys to planning for retirement after a police career

I wish I could go back and tell my 21-year-old rookie self, “Hey kid, make sure you start planning for retirement” - Full Story
August 14, 2014
What would you tell a rookie version of yourself? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

What would you tell a rookie version of yourself?

Look around the squad room for the oldest, most senior cop — the one with hash marks up to his elbow — because when you feel overwhelmed, you’ll remember that he also had a first day - Full Story
August 14, 2014
20 ways to NEVER get a police promotion Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

20 ways to NEVER get a police promotion

The big secret is that the people evaluating you for promotion are expecting you to walk into the interview or the scenarios already “walking the talk” as a good supervisor - Full Story



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