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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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Ohio House approves change in requirements to become cop

Some changes include boosting hour requirements and a high school diploma - Full Story

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Advocates aim to extend benefits for 9/11 first responders

Advocates for ailing Sept. 11 first responders urged Congress on Thursday to permanently extend a law providing medical monitoring and treatment - Full Story

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Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed Paul Marik - The True North of Policing

Confidence vs. ego: How one of them can get you killed

I breathe case law. I eat tactics. I bleed policy. I know my job. I know my limitations. So how could I muck this up so badly? Ego got in my way. I sacrificed my safety over my pride. - Full Story

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10 things teens who want to be cops can do to start on the right path Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

10 things teens who want to be cops can do to start on the right path

Above all else, remember that if at first you don’t succeed, try again — harder, and with renewed commitment to achieve your goal of becoming one of America’s Finest - Full Story

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3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers’ loyalty Marty Katz - Past the Uniform

3 ways new line supervisors can gain and secure officers’ loyalty

Everyone in law enforcement loves driving in a super clean vehicle, so I set up a Deputy of the Month program where winners get their assigned take-home squad detailed - Full Story

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House committee approves Ohio police training changes

New legislation requires all candidates for law enforcement jobs to have a high school diploma moving forward - Full Story

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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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