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Police Jobs and Careers

Police Jobs and Careers

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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News

Portland police defend cuffing of 9-year-old

Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said officers use handcuffs as a safeguard, and they acted according to bureau policy - Full Story

Columns

4 must-have abilities of an aspiring SWAT officer Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

4 must-have abilities of an aspiring SWAT officer

Tactical teams vary from one agency to the next, but there are some consistencies I’ve observed in my non-SWAT law enforcement career - Full Story

Columns

8 things for leaders to consider when scouting for SWAT members Dan Danaher - Tactical Encounters

8 things for leaders to consider when scouting for SWAT members

SWAT is a specialized unit and those selected to be members of that unit should be special people who possess extraordinary skills and abilities - Full Story

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9 ways to increase your chances of making SWAT Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

9 ways to increase your chances of making SWAT

In most tactical responses, 10 people working as a team can accomplish more than 20 working as individuals - Full Story

News

NYPD baseball team's gear stolen in Texas

Squad was forced to cancel a tournament championship game after someone made off with its jerseys, gloves and bats - Full Story

News

Calif. cops use crowdsource app for evidence after party gone awry

Calif. cops use crowdsource app for evidence after party gone awry

The new online and mobile app called LEEDIR can be activated after a major emergency to allow people to send pictures and videos from their smartphones to investigators - Full Story

Columns

5 steps to create an Explorer program for your department PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

5 steps to create an Explorer program for your department

There are many reasons to start a police Explorer program, not the least of which is to provide the department a pool of prospective officers. - Full Story

News

Ill. cop fired over stolen cruiser fights for job

Joseph Marigliano was fired over a December 2012 incident in which his cruiser was stolen by a suspect - Full Story

Exclusives

How a focus on ethics can elevate the police profession

How a focus on ethics can elevate the police profession

Reinforcing — and reestablishing — trust among those we serve and protect can be achieved by establishing and adhering to higher ethical standards for our officers, leaders, and civilian employees. - Full Story

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P1 Photo of the Week: Leave home to come home PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Leave home to come home

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Officer Greg Bickel of the Philadelphia... - Full Story



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Police Jobs and Careers Columnists

Training to Think Training to Think
with Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs
Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)