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May 14, 2015
5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer

Invest the time, invest in relationships on the street and in the department, and invest in your training — before you know it, you’ll be one of the best dope cops in your agency - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Police explorer's essay: Why do we fight police stigma alone? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Police explorer's essay: Why do we fight police stigma alone?

Cadet Christina Stach was assigned to write an essay about stigmas, and decided to focus her writing on her individual experience as a cadet and law enforcement as a whole - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Applying to be police chief? Use these 5 resume-writing tips Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Applying to be police chief? Use these 5 resume-writing tips

If taking the next step in your career is becoming a chief of police somewhere, even getting an interview largely depends on your resume — here are five keys to successful resume-writing for police executives - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Applying for chief: How to write a winning cover letter Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Applying for chief: How to write a winning cover letter

A cover letter can very well make the difference between getting an interview in the first place or having your application placed in the administrative equivalent of the “circular file” - Full Story
May 08, 2015
3 inspiring stories of citizens supporting police Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

3 inspiring stories of citizens supporting police

Three recent gems of underreported “good news” show that pro-cop sentiment does exist in American citizens, and you can see it plainly if you look hard enough - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Why followership is as important as police leadership Barry Reynolds - Leadership, Management, and Policing

Why followership is as important as police leadership

Just as we expect our best leaders to be highly competent, credible, and genuine, we also expect those traits from the best followers - Full Story
May 01, 2015
What the Flakka? 4 things cops need to know about the drug Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

What the Flakka? 4 things cops need to know about the drug

Recent news from Florida has shed light on a new drug called Flakka, and its use is not isolated to the sunshine state - Full Story
April 13, 2015
Why police departments rely on reserve officers Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why police departments rely on reserve officers

In almost every agency where a reserve officer program exists, there are simply not enough full-time cops in the regular ranks to meet the citizens’ demands for police response — the reserves fill the gaps - Full Story
April 09, 2015
Why being the Jim Born - The Integrated Life

Why being the "old guy" on your department is a good thing

Being the old guy — and I use the term generically to mean both male and female — in any police agency means something went right in your career - Full Story
April 08, 2015
7 tactics to keep police alert on third shift Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

7 tactics to keep police alert on third shift

Even on quiet nights, there are other creatures inhabiting the darkness that would do the night-shift officer harm, so use these self-initiated activities help stay alert - Full Story



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