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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.
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5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana

‘Legal’ pot dispensaries are springing up all over — to ensure the future safety of our communities, law enforcement should take an active role in the debate - Full Story

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'Customer service' in law enforcement (revisited) Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

'Customer service' in law enforcement (revisited)

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)I would rather write an article that creates controversy and cause... - Full Story

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Staying positive is a discipline Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Staying positive is a discipline

You do not need to abandon either your street intensity or your commitment to your physical survival in order to have a positive outlook on your chosen career - Full Story

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Don’t just survive...prevail! Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Don’t just survive...prevail!

You must develop a winning mindset — a win-at-all-costs mindset to prevail! - Full Story

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Playing by the rules Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Playing by the rules

The quality of a Police Department’s written policies, procedures, rules, and regulations can define the success of a cop’s career — both for the good and the bad - Full Story

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Ill. cops rally against dept. head

Ill. cops rally against dept. head

An on-duty officer takes a photograph as Chicago cops protest what they describe as a staff shortage that has put officers' lives at risk. (AP Photo)
Want city's top cop to step down

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Ill. cops rally against dept. head

Ill. cops rally against dept. head

Several hundred officers rallied outside Chicago police headquarters on Wednesday and called for the city's top police official to step down - Full Story

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Ill. sheriff tops Chicago mayor's race

Ill. sheriff tops Chicago mayor's race

Sheriff Tom Dart is scandal-free, has likability, political pedigree, and shapes up as the candidate to beat - Full Story

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A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world

The Terrorist Screening Center and the TSDB enable law enforcement officers to find and apprehend terrorists in the U.S. - Full Story

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Training police recruits to think (part two) Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Training police recruits to think (part two)

In order to develop long-term memory, motor programs, and problem-solution schematics, the science of... - Full Story



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