Jason Hoschouer is a law enforcement officer with an agency in the San Francisco Bay area in California. In addition to patrolling the streets as a motor officer, Hoschouer helps fellow LEOs with financial coaching through his company, GPS Financial Coaching. Hoschouer’s column on PoliceOne covers everything from motors to monies, from britches to budgets. Jason has been blogging under the pseudonym “Motorcop” at motorcopblog.com since 2008 and was also a columnist for American COP Magazine for several years.
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How police officers can increase their income during the holidays without overtime–
All too often, cops become reliant on overtime and yet we still feel like we’re living paycheck-to-paycheck
After the pursuit: 8 keys to writing your police report–
We focus a lot of attention on what happens during the pursuit, but what about after?
Book Excerpt: Badges and Budgets–
If you're tired of living with the OT cycle – spending more because you've worked more, which only causes you to have to work more – then read on
2 questions to ask before switching police departments–
There are many reasons a police officer may decide to move between agencies, but what should you consider before changing departments?
A motor cop's guide to probable cause–
Being aware of less obvious mechanical violations, in addition to the easier to recognize violations, will increase your knowledge and ability to contact
3 reasons financial fitness is just as important as physical fitness–
We are inundated with reminders about our physical health. But, our financial health is of utmost importance, too
How to reduce the odds of being involved in an on-duty collision–
As police officers, we have taken an oath to serve and protect. These simple steps can have a great impact on holding true to that oath
5 excuses cops make about their financial mistakes–
When this source of struggle in your personal life is no longer an issue, you can be more effective on the job
5 keys to accurate traffic collision documentation–
Officers who work motor patrol have to document traffic collisions far more frequently than officers working directed patrol or other police duties, but at any time you may be called to this task
Ticket vs. warning: When does one win out?–
A driver's attitude and history can influence the decision to issue a ticket as much as traffic conditions and the infraction itself
Stop the shotgun approach: How cops should handle saving for retirement–
If you find yourself in debt and you’re contributing to deferred comp as well, you need to refocus your approach
9 things to prepare for when encountering sovereign citizens–
Sovereign citizens fancy themselves outside of the laws of the land and don’t recognize the legitimacy of the U.S. government
Financial advice for cops: Balancing pay vs. quality of life–
What could you accomplish professionally if you weren’t trapped with one agency or another? What if you could make the money you make now work harder for you?
6 things cops should know about vehicle pursuits and running Code 3–
Whether you're driving Code 3 or in a pursuit, remember to slow down when clearing intersections, don’t forget to breathe and beware of tunnel vision
Invest or spend? How to fix a cop’s ‘need’ for retail therapy–
Denying yourself something in the short-term in order to gain something larger in the long run is a better deal
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