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Make the most out of training

Remember: Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. - Full Story

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How text messaging became a Supreme Court case Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

How text messaging became a Supreme Court case

City of Ontario, California v. Quon et al. is court’s first venture into public employees’ electronic privacy rights in communications through agency resources - Full Story

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Assessment center promotional testing Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Assessment center promotional testing

Since the advent of police civil service testing the primary method of selecting people for promotion wa... - Full Story

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Keys to building options for a post-LE career Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Keys to building options for a post-LE career

After 26 years in law enforcement, I landed a dream job of visiting departments around the western si... - Full Story

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Practicing pivots and turns on the firing range Bill Campbell - Bringing the Street to the Range

Practicing pivots and turns on the firing range

On the range, officers are not going to turn suddenly up-range and engage a live-fire target with a real firearm — this would be considered unsafe — but this possibility does exist on the street - Full Story

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From police to professor: Making the move to academia Dr. Richard Weinblatt - Weinblatt's Tips

From police to professor: Making the move to academia

Many law enforcement officials fantasize of retiring to that dream job teaching in academia. They dr... - Full Story

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Dealing with a coordinated, multiple-location terrorist attack Jeremy Stafford - The Tactical Approach

Dealing with a coordinated, multiple-location terrorist attack

Multiple Attack Counter Terror Action Capabilities — or MACTAC — is a blend of USMC fire-team tactics and current Police active shooter tactics - Full Story

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Pa. PD to be fully staffed for first time in 5 years

"You're never caught up for long," said Chief Larry Palmer. "It's just the nature of the business." - Full Story

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Dallas PD Chief: A private man in a most public job

By Scott Goldstein The Dallas Morning NewsSeveral weeks before he was named Dallas police chief, David... - Full Story

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Philly considers cuts to police ranks

May cancel 2 academy classes and allow attrition of 200 - Full Story



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