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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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Staying professional despite provocation Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Staying professional despite provocation

Beware of trigger words in a suspect’s verbal onslaught because the man who angers you conquers you! - Full Story


NM officer fired for hitting teen quickly lands new job

Chief who hired the NM officer said he wouldn't 'judge an individual off of 15 seconds of his life' - Full Story


Wyo. cops fired for using TASER won't get jobs back

Two officers were fired after using TASER 76-year-old man driving a tractor in a parade - Full Story


Critical incident debriefing: Don’t forget your civilian employees

A critical incident can be anything from an officer-involved shooting to a terrible house fire, a horrific... - Full Story


Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Cops committing crimes: You get what you pay for

We are held to a higher standard — shouldn't we hire new officers that meet that higher standard? - Full Story


Maine chief backs plan to merge neighboring departments

The chief believes that merging departments is critical for both communities - Full Story


5 simple rules to beat stress Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

5 simple rules to beat stress

Police officer stress is the silent, ever-present killer — here are some easy ways to defeat it - Full Story


Life after pulling the pin: 10 interview skills Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Life after pulling the pin: 10 interview skills

What employer wants to hire a 50-year-old person new to a profession? Not many, unless you take steps right now to secure your future. - Full Story

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