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What would you tell a rookie version of yourself?

What would you tell a rookie version of yourself?

Look around the squad room for the oldest, most senior cop — the one with hash marks up to his elbow — because when you feel overwhelmed, you’ll remember that he also had a first day. - Full Story

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'Self-talk' to keep cool in high-stress incidents Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

'Self-talk' to keep cool in high-stress incidents

If elite military forces and SWAT use positive self-talk, why shouldn't a female officer use it too? - Full Story

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Why your marginal officer is like my 3-year-old boy (and what to do about it) PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Why your marginal officer is like my 3-year-old boy (and what to do about it)

If you’re in a leadership position of any kind at your agency, you know there isn’t much difference in the way that a three-year-old and a marginal employee behave - Full Story

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3 keys to planning for retirement after a police career Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

3 keys to planning for retirement after a police career

I wish I could go back and tell my 21-year-old rookie self, “Hey kid, make sure you start planning for retirement” - Full Story

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What would you tell a rookie version of yourself? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

What would you tell a rookie version of yourself?

Look around the squad room for the oldest, most senior cop — the one with hash marks up to his elbow — because when you feel overwhelmed, you’ll remember that he also had a first day - Full Story

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20 ways to NEVER get a police promotion Rick Michelson - Promotional Preparation

20 ways to NEVER get a police promotion

The big secret is that the people evaluating you for promotion are expecting you to walk into the interview or the scenarios already “walking the talk” as a good supervisor - Full Story

News

LAPD chief gets second 5-year term

LAPD chief gets second 5-year term

The Police Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of Chief Charlie Beck's reappointment - Full Story

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Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career

Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career

Speaking up against corrupt or criminal activity in your ranks can be the most courageous and dangerous thing you’ll ever do as a police officer. - Full Story

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How far a simple ''thank you' to a cop can go

How far a simple ''thank you' to a cop can go

I didn’t even know how much I needed that thank you until it had been given and received. - Full Story

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Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Why reporting corruption on your PD can be bad for your career

Speaking up against corrupt or criminal activity in your ranks can be the most courageous and dangerous thing you’ll ever do as a police officer - Full Story



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