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.
Hey, Officer Schmuck, do me a favor and don’t send me your mess. One of your satisfied customers — the guy who was three over and you wrote him a ticket because your numbers were down — can't tell a star from a shield from a campaign hat. - Full Story
You probably remember your favorite assignment. Maybe it was when you worked motors, or the warrant squad. That favorite assignment brought you many memories. Comic relief is the best form of relieving the stress of this job. - Full Story
Oakland Chief of Police Anthony Batts said a lack of officers and resources to make Oakland safe and crime-free contributed to his decision to leave a struggling department that at the time he was hired had 796 officers, 150 more than it has now. - Full Story