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Why police departments rely on reserve officers Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why police departments rely on reserve officers

In almost every agency where a reserve officer program exists, there are simply not enough full-time cops in the regular ranks to meet the citizens’ demands for police response — the reserves fill the gaps - Full Story

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NYC council to renew call to hire 1K more cops

NYC council to renew call to hire 1K more cops

Move may set up a repeat clash with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the headcount of the nation's largest police force - Full Story

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10 deputies on leave after scuffle with man who stole horse

10 deputies on leave after scuffle with man who stole horse

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said Friday that the video "disturbed and troubled" him and appeared to show an excessive use of force - Full Story

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Why being the

Why being the "old guy" on your department is a good thing

Being the old guy — and I use the term generically to mean both male and female — in any police agency means something went right in your career. - Full Story

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Why being the Jim Born - The Integrated Life

Why being the "old guy" on your department is a good thing

Being the old guy — and I use the term generically to mean both male and female — in any police agency means something went right in your career - Full Story

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7 tactics to keep police alert on third shift Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

7 tactics to keep police alert on third shift

Even on quiet nights, there are other creatures inhabiting the darkness that would do the night-shift officer harm, so use these self-initiated activities help stay alert - Full Story

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7 SF officers suspended over racist texts, may face firing

Chief Greg Suhr announced Friday that he has asked a police oversight committee to approve firing the officers - Full Story

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An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie

An upside-down career: The story of an undercover rookie

I was a natural, mainly because as a 150-pound, Peter Brady lookalike nobody would ever believe I was a cop — “He’s way too young and scrawny to be a cop.” - Full Story

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Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over Mike Bires - Social Media Strategies

Does your agency have social media skeptics? How to win them over

If you are trying to grow your department’s social media program and are met with resistance, point to other agencies’ successful efforts — and be patient - Full Story

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5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

5 steps to becoming a SWAT counter-sniper

If you aspire to be a police counter-sniper, you can do all of these things outlined here and still not be selected, so be prepared to stay the course and try again - Full Story



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10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
On Becoming an Investigator On Becoming an Investigator
with Hilary Romig