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The Police Recruiting topic provides resources and tips for those charged with recruiting the department's next generation of great cops. From improving existing hiring strategies to using new technologies and tools such as Facebook and social networking, this section features a wide range of information.
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How to avoid the pitfalls of social networking websites

How to avoid the pitfalls of social networking websites

Many officers have forfeited an otherwise promising career for a few moments of posting euphoria. While other folks may garner only a chuckle in response to their online adventures, a professional law enforcer is held to a higher standard than ordinary citizens. But bear in mind that even in the private sector, many an employee has been sent packing by an employer unhappy over some social networking misstep. - Full Story

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Chicago police may scrap entrance exam

Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue said the idea "sounds too stupid to be true" - Full Story

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Fla. police recruit dies during agility test

Orlando SentinelHOLLY HILL, Fla. — Holly Hill Police recruit who died Saturday during a physical-agility... - Full Story

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Tenn. police department faces 2010 without academy

By Jacqueline Koch Chattanooga Times Free PressCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Police Department... - Full Story

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NYPD swamped with recruit candidates despite reduced budgets

NYPD swamped with recruit candidates despite reduced budgets

New York TimesNEW YORK — After years of struggling to lure top-quality recruits, the New York Police... - Full Story

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Getting the best recruits to take your entry-level police exam Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Getting the best recruits to take your entry-level police exam

In my October article about recruiting and selecting candidates for the position of police officer I expressed the opinion that although ... - Full Story

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Pa. female trooper alleges gender bias in promotions

By Dana DiFilippo Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania State Trooper Andrea Young... - Full Story

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What prevents young cops from training to win? Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

What prevents young cops from training to win?

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)Apathy, denial, procrastination, and fear...Having spent almost 3... - Full Story

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Police academies still thriving despite recession

By Joel Currier St. Louis Post-DispatchST. LOUIS — Chuck DeProw had job offers from the Police... - Full Story

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Guard who saved doctor listed to become Boston cop

By Laura Crimaldi, Jessica Van Sack and Marie Szaniszlo Boston HeraldBOSTON — The hero special... - Full Story



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