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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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Cash-strapped Calif. PD vows to expand community policing

Oakland PD has laid off 80 officers and reassigned to patrol 63 cops who had been working its community policing program - Full Story


ND chief charged in sex abuse case

ND chief charged in sex abuse case

Elgin Police Chief Randall Hoffman has been charged with 52 felonies accusing him of molesting and attempting to rape a girl - Full Story


P1 Photo of the Week: End of shift ...all's quiet PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: End of shift ...all's quiet

(PoliceOne Image) Deputy Luke Warfield of the King County (Wash.) Sheriff's Office writes, "I took this with my cell phone as ... - Full Story


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


'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


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


Rifles in every squad car?

By John Farnam Special Contributor to PoliceOneFor as long as most can remember, American police have... - Full Story


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


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


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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