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Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West'

At 85 years old, Deputy Roy Drago is one of the oldest working law enforcement officers in America - Full Story

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Lawmakers to hear testimony on Ohio police training changes

Ohio would boost the amount of training to become a police officer and require all candidates for jobs to have a high school diploma under legislation - Full Story

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LA County Sheriff's Department seeks to hire 1,300 deputies

Sheriff Jim McDonnell is expanding his recruiting department and launching a hiring push, but it won't be an easy goal to achieve - Full Story

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NC court considers trooper's firing over lost hat

Court being asked to decide: If a trooper can't be trusted to tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice? - Full Story

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Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Former police captain who resigned rather than be demoted for helping a guitarist use PD's copter for a wedding proposal is poised to get his job back - Full Story

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Cop almost killed in Boston Marathon shootout returns to job

Cop almost killed in Boston Marathon shootout returns to job

Richard Donohue Jr. returned to work Friday after more than two years of recovery — with a promotion - Full Story

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5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer

Invest the time, invest in relationships on the street and in the department, and invest in your training — before you know it, you’ll be one of the best dope cops in your agency - Full Story

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Police explorer's essay: Why do we fight police stigma alone? PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Police explorer's essay: Why do we fight police stigma alone?

Cadet Christina Stach was assigned to write an essay about stigmas, and decided to focus her writing on her individual experience as a cadet and law enforcement as a whole - Full Story

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Applying to be police chief? Use these 5 resume-writing tips Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Applying to be police chief? Use these 5 resume-writing tips

If taking the next step in your career is becoming a chief of police somewhere, even getting an interview largely depends on your resume — here are five keys to successful resume-writing for police executives - Full Story



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