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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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Pulling the pin: 3 key questions to consider Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Pulling the pin: 3 key questions to consider

There are myriad questions one must answer when contemplating when to retire — and no two people will have the same set of questions or life circumstances — you might do well to begin with these three - Full Story

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My fear being a cop (a poem) PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

My fear being a cop (a poem)

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story

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Off-duty Chicago officer, daughter shot at home

Officer was in critical condition Wednesday after being wounded in the face, neck and both arms - Full Story

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Ohio police seeing benefits of body-worn cameras

"This camera's gonna save you. It's not gonna hurt you" - Full Story

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CAP: A program for police leaders to develop better employees Barry Reynolds - Leadership, Management, and Policing

CAP: A program for police leaders to develop better employees

One of the main organizational objectives within a law enforcement agency is the recruitment, retention, and succession planning of department personnel. - Full Story

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4 keys to making your police agency a learning organization Andy Casavant - Lessons Learned: The Power of History

4 keys to making your police agency a learning organization

We understand that people can learn and improve but can an organization or agency actually learn? - Full Story

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Women on patrol: Why some choose to be Nancy Fatura - Unleashing Your Inner Warrior

Women on patrol: Why some choose to be "just a cop"

Certainly there are a lot of women found in administrative assignments and detective jobs, but why do some female officers willingly choose a career at the “bottom” of the rank structure? - Full Story

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What Reserve Deputy Vaughan can teach you about off duty carry Ron LaPedis - Private Industry and Public Safety

What Reserve Deputy Vaughan can teach you about off duty carry

Deputy Mark Vaughan is a card-carrying sheepdog who saved Traci Johnson’s life by shooting someone who was actively trying to kill her - Full Story

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Ohio cop, firefighter help deliver twins at fire station

The mother and her newborn twins, a boy and girl, are said to be doing well - Full Story

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5 things police officers should know about their body language Justin Freeman - Patrolling Main Street

5 things police officers should know about their body language

Are you as mindful of the nonverbal communication you project on the job as you are about the body language of the people with whom you interact on the streets? - Full Story



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