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Oakland welcomes 34 badly needed new police officers

The graduating members of the 169th Basic Academy bring the number of officers on the city force to 680 - Full Story

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NYPD rookies hit the streets Friday night

More than 600 rookie officers are expected to hit the streets of some of the city's high crime areas Friday - Full Story

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Troopers redeployed to New Orleans after shooting

State officials plan to redeploy 50 state troopers and public safety officers to help with law enforcement there - Full Story

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NJ cops help teen with muscular dystrophy fulfill cop dreams

NJ cops help teen with muscular dystrophy fulfill cop dreams

The move came as a surprise for the teen, who was told only to expect a welcome home party - Full Story

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8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about Lauri Stevens - Social Media & Law Enforcement

8 Facebook privacy tips every cop should know about

The more Facebook knows about you, the more valuable it is, so they don’t do much to make it easy to manage and protect your privacy — so, we offer the following simple steps you can take - Full Story

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Why cops need to protect themselves to serve others

Why cops need to protect themselves to serve others

Much like the Terracotta Warriors outside Xian, China, we too can be crushed under pressure. How do we avoid or withstand these tests of time? Simple. By filling ourselves with sand. - Full Story

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10 tips for police rookies who think they know everything Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 tips for police rookies who think they know everything

Here are ten things from an old hand you may not yet know — but should! - Full Story

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5 ways to destroy your police career on social media Dr. Richard Weinblatt - Weinblatt's Tips

5 ways to destroy your police career on social media

If you’re on the hunt for creative way to toss away that great career in law enforcement, I’ve got the answer for you: Be irresponsible and reckless in our use of social media - Full Story

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5 tips for transitioning from military to police PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

5 tips for transitioning from military to police

Some this advice may or may not apply to you, so take what you find useful - Full Story

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Put a rookie on the right track using these 13 traits Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Put a rookie on the right track using these 13 traits

After the selection process vets potential candidates for a police position, it falls on all of us in the profession to recognize and help develop officers who are not tracking as they should - Full Story



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