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A rookie's guide to becoming a top cop

It is imperative that you understand the dynamics operating within your community as well as the dynamics at your agency - Full Story

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A wrenching day for laid-off NJ police

A wrenching day for laid-off NJ police

"When a doctor is laid off, he's still a doctor" said one cop. An officer loses the ability to identify himself as such - Full Story

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Oakland chief seeking top San Jose job

"I think he feels defeated here in Oakland," one Sgt. said. "You try to do everything you can, and it's never good enough" - Full Story

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P1 First Person: Coaching cops PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Coaching cops

By Captain Ray Bailey Ramsey (N.J.) Police Department and Chief Karen Sullivan (ret.) Have you ever taken ... - Full Story

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P1 Humor Corner: Dear Chief... Sorry I screwed up Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

P1 Humor Corner: Dear Chief... Sorry I screwed up

'Barney Fife' incidents may result in a verbal reprimand or a letter in our personal file, but they also get more than a couple of laughs in the squad room - Full Story

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911 call takers have heard it all

By Abigail R. Ortiz The Albuquerque JournalThe life and death calls fielded by 911 operators make for... - Full Story

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NJ mounted unit moves to Philly

Lt. Raymond Evers, a Philadelphia police spokesman, said, 'Sometimes people don't want to listen to the cops, but they'll listen to a horse.' - Full Story

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SFPD Chief George Gascón takes DA job

SFPD Chief George Gascón takes DA job

The appointment caps Gascón's brisk rise in San Francisco, and alters the city's law enforcement structure days before the interim mayor is sworn in - Full Story

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What really makes someone a leader? Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

What really makes someone a leader?

We see, hear, and read a lot about “leadership” in this profession and frankly, I think th... - Full Story



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