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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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Fla. deputy charged for 2013 shooting of man who had air rifle

The man may have been unable to hear police commands because he was listening to music through earbuds - Full Story

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Pulse of Policing: The seismic challenges facing today's PDs (and how to overcome them) Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Pulse of Policing: The seismic challenges facing today's PDs (and how to overcome them)

Law enforcement leaders are now faced with seemingly impossible tasks, and yet they are accomplishing those things despite difficult conditions - Full Story

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Building a diverse police force: Lessons from the San Francisco PD Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Building a diverse police force: Lessons from the San Francisco PD

SFPD works with kids as a way of achieving the long-term objective of recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce reflective of the city’s population - Full Story

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Why PDs must support, not discard, cops in distress Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Why PDs must support, not discard, cops in distress

Agencies and legislatures must protect these professionals from job loss for seeking care where no permanent threat to public safety exists - Full Story

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7 tips for building a diverse police workforce Booker Hodges - Neighborhood Relations

7 tips for building a diverse police workforce

Police departments across the country are being pressed to hire workforces that are reflective of the communities they serve - Full Story

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Why success as a Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Why success as a "working" police chief is all about balance

It’s not at all unusual for small jurisdictions to advertise for a “working chief” to fill their top law enforcement slot — being hired as a “working chief” brings unique challenges and pitfalls - Full Story

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How a police chaplaincy can help cops and civilians PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

How a police chaplaincy can help cops and civilians

The key to a successful departmental chaplaincy is contact — there must be enough chaplains strategically placed who are artful in “reaching out and touching someone” - Full Story

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Investing in yourself: Success strategies for women officers Patricia Thompson - Instructional Leadership

Investing in yourself: Success strategies for women officers

Women officers who have set clear goals, effectively managed risk and invested wisely in themselves will be in the best positions to seize new opportunities and make positive, lasting changes in their organizations and their communities - Full Story

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Setting up the interrogation: 5 accusation techniques for investigators John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Setting up the interrogation: 5 accusation techniques for investigators

This important phase of the investigation is not the presentation of evidence — it is where we advise the subject that we know (without a doubt) that they committed the crime - Full Story



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