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February 02, 2010
Making SWAT: 4 vital components for making the team Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Making SWAT: 4 vital components for making the team

Tips for young officers in their quest to make the SWAT team in their department - Full Story
February 02, 2010
SWAT callout: The lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

SWAT callout: The lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman

There are few situations that scream out, "damned if you do, damned if you don’t" like the case of the lone, barricaded, suicidal gunman - Full Story
January 27, 2010
Staying professional despite provocation Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Staying professional despite provocation

Beware of trigger words in a suspect’s verbal onslaught because the man who angers you conquers you! - Full Story
January 25, 2010
Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for

We are held to a higher standard — shouldn't we hire new officers that meet that higher standard? - Full Story
January 21, 2010
5 simple rules to beat stress Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

5 simple rules to beat stress

Police officer stress is the silent, ever-present killer — here are some easy ways to defeat it - Full Story
January 21, 2010
Life after pulling the pin: 10 interview skills Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Life after pulling the pin: 10 interview skills

What employer wants to hire a 50-year-old person new to a profession? Not many, unless you take steps right now to secure your future. - Full Story
January 15, 2010
Making the most of your daily patrol duties Pat McCarthy - Street Crimes

Making the most of your daily patrol duties

I’ve always felt that there was nothing more impressive than a squared-away patrol officer. There... - Full Story
January 13, 2010
New program teaches street cops leadership skills for critical incidents Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

New program teaches street cops leadership skills for critical incidents

The Street Leadership Course presented by Illinois State Police Academy (ISPA) has new sergeants working with pencils, pistols, and a giant model train set - Full Story
January 12, 2010
Five steps to get ahead of the 2010 grants process Denise Schlegel - Secrets to Getting Police Grants

Five steps to get ahead of the 2010 grants process

The Office of Justice's Program Plan for 2010 can help your department get funding - Full Story
January 06, 2010
Indy cop shop pioneers new leadership tactics Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Indy cop shop pioneers new leadership tactics

Indianapolis Metropolitan PD is launching a program to improve leadership and career achievements - Full Story



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