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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.

Blog - Careers - January 2009

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Watch, Speak, Do  

January 26, 2009
Your ability to observe, verbalize, and perform is very important. One day in court it could mean the difference between guilty and not guilty.
Tags: FTOs

Academies: Pay Your Way or Wait?  

January 13, 2009

I get this question nearly every week regarding the academy: Should I wait to get hired or should I pay my way? There are some states that will allow a candidate to attend the academy without being hired by an agency. You are deemed as "pre-service" and you pay your own way. There are pros and cons to each path.

Tattoos: The Illustrated Applicant  

January 13, 2009
Today, more and more young men and women are getting inked. Conversely, there is a growing trend with many departments across this nation that have taken stances against visible tattoos on their uniformed officers.

Understand the Rules of Applications  

January 13, 2009

The other day I was discussing the civil service hiring process with my executive assistant, Michelle. She has some noteworthy advice for applicants that all too often they do not heed. Let's see what Michelle has to offer to you.

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