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Paul Clinton

Paul Clinton

As the POLICE Web editor, Paul Clinton contributes posts about patrol cars, motorcycles, and other police vehicles. He previously wrote about automotive electronics as managing editor of Mobile Electronics. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper reporter.



William Harvey

William Harvey

William "Bill" Harvey is currently serving as chief of police in south central Pennsylvania. He retired from the Savannah (Ga.) Police Department where he worked assignments in training, patrol, and CID. Harvey has more than 25 years of experience working with recruits, rookies, and FTOs.
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We Don't Need to Relax Recruit Fitness Standards, We need to Prepare Candidates Better  

August 26, 2014
Fitness standards should not be lowered to accommodate anyone, male or female. The job is the job, and the physical requirements are the same for men and women officers.

Prepare for Winter  

February 14, 2014
As you settle into this snowy, stormy season your thoughts should also migrate toward winter patrol tactics.Take a few minutes to prepare and think what you need to do to be tactically safe and comfortable.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Ed Yourdon/flickr</a></p>

Dealing with Divorce on the Home Front  

January 28, 2014
The divorce rate among LEOs is around 70% to 80%, so don't feel bad; you are not alone. However, you need to stop and ask yourself, and maybe your spouse, is this what you really, truly want?
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

A Few Shots Can't Hurt You  

January 7, 2014
I do not accept the excuse that you are afraid of needles. Get over it and go get protection from some bad bugs.
<p>Photo: Andrew Malone via <a href=&quot;Photo%20Credit:%20&lt;a%20href=&quot;http:/www.flickr.com/photos/41894170049@N01/4424006922/&quot;&gt;andrewmalone&lt;/a&gt;%20via%20&lt;a%20href=&quot;http:/compfight.com&quot;&gt;Compfight&lt;/a&gt;%20&lt;a%20href=&quot;http:/creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/&quot;&gt;cc&lt;/a&gt;%20&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>flickr</a></p>

Fill Your Own Stocking  

December 23, 2013
Maybe you need a last minute tax deduction on professional and safety equipment before the end of the year. I know that at this time of year I require some of what I call needful things for myself. Here are some shopping suggestions.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

More Ways to Ruin Your Police Career  

October 23, 2013
Here I'll share still more potential career killers that can haunt you. I'm only trying to keep you out of trouble and maybe save your career.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Managing a Shift Schedule on the Home Front  

October 16, 2013
A husband on a shift schedule has been known to drive a solid wife nutty, make a grown woman scream, or throw a calm child into tantrum mode. Living this way for any length of time is like living in a constant state of jet lag.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

How to Ruin Your Police Career  

October 3, 2013
You can have a fine career here in Copland and can do so without breaking the rules and ending up in trouble. Each of these lessons learned comes from a true story that had liability and professional repercussions.
<p>Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</p>

Pittsburgh River Rescue Unit  

September 25, 2013
The River Rescue Unit (RRU) responds to suicide attempts on the river, searches for and rescues lost and endangered swimmers, and makes sure boaters aren't breaking the law.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

3 Patrol Maxims to Live By  

September 16, 2013
During your career, you'll hear all too often familiar phrases repeated, some may not be worth repeating but some are lifesavers. I've developed a short list of maxims that good leaders reiterate and young officers should heed.
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