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Police Jobs and Careers

Police Jobs and Careers

The Police Careers and Advancement topic page offers expert advice for officers to follow that can enable a steady rise through the ranks. From the day they enter the academy to the day they “pull the pin” the path is strewn with career-killing pitfalls, so visit this page often for a freshly updated roadmap to success.
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March 05, 2014
Off-duty jobs: To make ends meet or buy a boat? Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Off-duty jobs: To make ends meet or buy a boat?

There's no fun in making a huge boat payment if you never have the time to actually enjoy the boat - Full Story
February 25, 2014
Women in policing: 9 tips for mentors and mentees Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Women in policing: 9 tips for mentors and mentees

With three generations of women firmly established in policing, women mentoring other women should be a given - Full Story
February 20, 2014
The electronic stakeout: Innovative use of GPS technology PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

The electronic stakeout: Innovative use of GPS technology

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
February 18, 2014
Demystifying background investigations: What you can expect when applying for a law enforcement job American Military University - In Public Safety

Demystifying background investigations: What you can expect when applying for a law enforcement job

While each department may conduct the background investigation a bit differently, there are many commonalities that apply to all criminal justice agencies - Full Story
February 17, 2014
How I beat 'The Wall' and finished my police career marathon Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

How I beat 'The Wall' and finished my police career marathon

My race has been a little different than most cops, but then again, every cop runs their own individual race - Full Story
February 13, 2014
A surprising first impression: My first day as police chief PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

A surprising first impression: My first day as police chief

The best move I made was to come to Hillsboro early and get some base work done before I had a calendar full of appointments - Full Story
February 13, 2014
3 key components for developing future leaders Anthony Powalie - The Art of Discipline

3 key components for developing future leaders

If you effectively develop your personnel, they will be a living and breathing resume of your leadership abilities - Full Story
February 13, 2014
Leading a police agency in tough times Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

Leading a police agency in tough times

Leading and managing a police department are two inherently different skill sets. Which do you have? - Full Story
February 12, 2014
What went right in the Dorner manhunt? Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

What went right in the Dorner manhunt?

There are many examples of what went right in the Dorner manhunt — this is only a small sampling of the tenacity and bravery that every American law officer is willing to put forward when the time calls - Full Story
February 10, 2014
Are you a great backup? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Are you a great backup?

Nothing will bleed to death on a desk at the station if you abandon it temporarily to pull an officer’s bacon out of the fire - Full Story



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