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.
In today's world of Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn, people are seemingly so caught up in the number of friends or followers they have that they've forgotten to seek to be worth knowing in the first place. - Full Story
Oakland Chief of Police Anthony Batts said a lack of officers and resources to make Oakland safe and crime-free contributed to his decision to leave a struggling department that at the time he was hired had 796 officers, 150 more than it has now. - Full Story
The protest on Wall Street has entered its fourth week, and the cost of constant police surveillance will continue to rise at a time when Mayor Bloomberg has ordered budget cuts. (AP Image) Empty police academy?