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 this video tip, PoliceOne Contributor Dave Smith discusses the importance of making thoughtful, conscious decisions about you actions on the job as well as off duty. Every time an officer acts carelessly or foolishly — whether that be driving too quickly through an intersection without ensuring a clear path, or posting something on social media that reflects poorly on the law enforcement profession — all they’re really doing is gambling with their careers.
There are myriad questions one must answer when contemplating when to retire — and no two people will have the same set of questions or life circumstances — you might do well to begin with these three. - Full Story