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How do questions help you?

How do questions help you?

Questions — especially open-ended ones — help to uncover information, wisdom, knowledge, hopes, dreams, motives, choices, answers, and most importantly, more questions. - Full Story

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The federalization of local law enforcement Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

The federalization of local law enforcement

Though a rapid transition to a federalized police force is unlikely here in America, an incremental shift to greater federal control is already occurring - Full Story

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A provocative face-off on traits of a successful officer Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

A provocative face-off on traits of a successful officer

She said 'One must first think to survive the street.' He said 'a thinking cop without a good right cross is worthless.' Are both right? - Full Story

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Calif. chief agrees to pay cut

By John Hill The Press EnterpriseMurrieta's police chief has agreed to a 5 percent pay cut, following... - Full Story

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Beleaguered Calif. city may close PD

Bell Police Capt. Anthony Miranda hopes that 'through this turmoil, we can ... find a way to keep that ship afloat' - Full Story

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P1 First Person: Officers killed in motor vehicle crashes PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Officers killed in motor vehicle crashes

By Chief (Ret.) Ronald W. McBride IACP/DuPont Kevlar Survivors' ClubOfficers killed in motor vehicle crashe... - Full Story

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Oral examinations: The first few moments Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Oral examinations: The first few moments

In every police-related job task analysis I perform, excellent verbal communication skills rates among th... - Full Story

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Recruiting the 21st Century police officer (part 2) Sgt. Joe Binns - Recruiting the 21st Century Police Officer

Recruiting the 21st Century police officer (part 2)

One of the biggest issues for police recruiters has been creating a large pool of qualified applicants from which to choose - Full Story

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Top Wisc. state trooper takes civil service post

Career state workers who accept political jobs generally are guaranteed a chance to return to the civil service system - Full Story

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Police EVOC in 2010: The good, the bad, and the ugly Travis Yates - Police Driving:
Safety Behind the Wheel

Police EVOC in 2010: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Bad and ugly things continue to happen, but some good trends in training, new police vehicles, and training opportunities are emerging - Full Story



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