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October 15, 2009
Recruiting to meet your agency's standards Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Recruiting to meet your agency's standards

There seems to be an increasing number of complaints that we have “lowered the standards”... - Full Story
October 08, 2009
P1 First Person: Planning for pulling the pin PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Planning for pulling the pin

By Steve Evans Oregon Dept. of JusticeI recently retired after 48 years in law enforcement. I retired... - Full Story
October 06, 2009
IACP Digest: The Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP Digest: The "traffic school" approach to officer discipline

“Sometimes our heroes make a mistake, and when they do, we have to have processes in place to respond... - Full Story
October 05, 2009
IACP Digest: The lying police officer Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP Digest: The lying police officer

The number one lie in police work, according to Karen Kruger, Senior Assistant County Attorney in Bel... - Full Story
October 01, 2009
P1 First Person: Hazards of drug interdiction PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Hazards of drug interdiction

By Trooper Richard K. Chapman (Ret.) Florida Highway PatrolOn Thanksgiving Day 1983 I found out that... - Full Story
September 24, 2009
P1 First Person: What scares you? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: What scares you?

By Chris Greeley Patrol Officer Holden (Maine) Police DepartmentWhat scares you? High-speed pursuits?... - Full Story
September 17, 2009
Answering situational questions in police promotional examinations Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Answering situational questions in police promotional examinations

I receive quite a few e-mails from PoliceOne Members who have questions about responding to oral board... - Full Story
September 09, 2009
Phoenix Reserves graduate, get new Chevy Tahoes Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Phoenix Reserves graduate, get new Chevy Tahoes

It’s safe to say that a substantial number of police departments in the United States have about... - Full Story
August 19, 2009
An argument in favor of test appeals Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

An argument in favor of test appeals

Every so often, I receive a telephone call or e-mail from an officer wanting information about how to... - Full Story
August 18, 2009
Rising through the ranks: The most dreaded tests Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Rising through the ranks: The most dreaded tests

A few months ago I stopped in at my old department as part of my new job. I was in a pretty good mood... - Full Story



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