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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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October 20, 2014
4 keys to living in police reality (not police fiction) Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

4 keys to living in police reality (not police fiction)

Living your life based on police stereotypes sets you up for failure — look to those police officers who are successful professionally and personally and use them as your guide, because that is the real world - Full Story
October 09, 2014
How 3 police and military veterans built a career after retirement Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How 3 police and military veterans built a career after retirement

Jeff Carlyle, Rick Dunn, and Mark McClure are doing something right in their second careers after retiring from police and military posts — this year their office was the Signal 88 Franchise of the Year - Full Story
October 09, 2014
Life lessons from the “old guy” at the police department PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Life lessons from the “old guy” at the police department

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
October 01, 2014
Keeping motor cops safe with a break-in program David Kinaan - From the Motor Officer's Saddle

Keeping motor cops safe with a break-in program

Prior to deploying motorcycles, a department should seek out a training school that provides thorough and challenging training — look for schools that include a field break-in period or that could help you set up a motorcycle break-in program - Full Story
September 25, 2014
K9 partners: Why we need those ‘old dogs with badges’ PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

K9 partners: Why we need those ‘old dogs with badges’

The not-so-normal life of my K-9 partner - Full Story
September 24, 2014
10 body camera patrol tips to keep attorneys off your back Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 body camera patrol tips to keep attorneys off your back

You have a good chance of being on video from somebody’s device — don’t let them tell your story before you do - Full Story
September 23, 2014
10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

A special report from the Force Science Institute - Full Story
September 11, 2014
1 way to improve a police officer’s promotion potential Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

1 way to improve a police officer’s promotion potential

Here’s a simple process that will enable you to be able to prove that you can successfully supervise anyone or anything - Full Story
September 11, 2014
5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 keys to policing you won’t learn at the academy

By using our training and our noggin we can all become better public servants - Full Story
September 10, 2014
Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why beat cops are key to domestic counterterrorism

Attacks funded and orchestrated by a transnational terror groups such as al Qaeda, AQAP, al Shabaab, and ISIS merit consideration, but lone wolves and the grassroots Jihad remain the biggest threat - Full Story



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