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What would you tell a rookie version of yourself? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

What would you tell a rookie version of yourself?

Look around the squad room for the oldest, most senior cop — the one with hash marks up to his elbow — because when you feel overwhelmed, you’ll remember that he also had a first day - Full Story

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20 ways to NEVER get a police promotion Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

20 ways to NEVER get a police promotion

The big secret is that the people evaluating you for promotion are expecting you to walk into the interview or the scenarios already “walking the talk” as a good supervisor - Full Story

News

LAPD chief gets second 5-year term

LAPD chief gets second 5-year term

The Police Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of Chief Charlie Beck's reappointment - Full Story

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Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career

Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career

Speaking up against corrupt or criminal activity in your ranks can be the most courageous and dangerous thing you’ll ever do as a police officer. - Full Story

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How far a simple ''thank you' to a cop can go

How far a simple ''thank you' to a cop can go

I didn’t even know how much I needed that thank you until it had been given and received. - Full Story

Columns

Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career

Speaking up against corrupt or criminal activity in your ranks can be the most courageous and dangerous thing you’ll ever do as a police officer - Full Story

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What Officer Patrick's death means to cops everywhere

What Officer Patrick's death means to cops everywhere

Police officers stand steadfast in the sometimes narrow gap between civilized and uncivilized society - Full Story

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5 things cops and criminals have in common Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 things cops and criminals have in common

Possessing the traits of Human nature is one thing, using them for right and just ends is an individual choice - Full Story

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How WatchGuard’s 4RE solves data storage problems for police Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How WatchGuard’s 4RE solves data storage problems for police

Recording in HD significantly increases the evidentiary value of video evidence – but with larger files comes storage issues. - Full Story

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Video: LAPD seeks to limit civilian drone flights over police stations

Police have asked the city attorney's office and county prosecutors to explore whether they can legally prohibit civilians from flying drones with cameras over department-owned parking lots - Full Story



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