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Know your enemy: Militant militias targeting cops Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Know your enemy: Militant militias targeting cops

Domestic militias know the customs of America and can blend in far better than any foreign terrorist - Full Story

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Oral examinations: 7 tips for the first 7 minutes Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Oral examinations: 7 tips for the first 7 minutes

You’ve studied, practiced answering questions, groomed yourself properly, and given critical attention to what you will wear to the oral exam — now what? - Full Story

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P1 First Person: A “Delta P” approach to professionalism PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: A “Delta P” approach to professionalism

By Sergeant William Boyd Kiphart II St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department North Patrol Division, Dist... - Full Story

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Living with the sacrifice: Catastrophically-injured officers Barbara A. Schwartz - Living with the Sacrifice

Living with the sacrifice: Catastrophically-injured officers

HPD Officer Rick Salter told a local newspaper, “The shooter didn’t kill me, but he still took my life” — sadly, he is one of many cops in a similar circumstance - Full Story

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Police agencies getting older recruits

Police agencies getting older recruits

Police recruiters are reporting that the law enforcement field has grown more diverse since the economy took a downward turn. College-educated and career-shifting recruits have started filling the ranks of aspiring police officers, ushered in part by both layoffs and job scarcity. - Full Story

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In down economy, police agencies see older recruits

College-educated and career-shifting recruits have started filling the ranks of aspiring police officers - Full Story

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NY editorial: Officer injury policy needs review

High cost of benefits for sick officers needs to be looked at more closely - Full Story

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Fla. police union sues over public records in pay dispute

By Matt Galnor Florida Times-UnionThe Fraternal Order of Police wants a judge to decide if Jacksonville... - Full Story

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NJ trooper numbers expected to drop

Twenty percent of the force could go out the door in the next couple of years, says the head of the troopers' union - Full Story



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