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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 2011

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How To Avoid Failing the FTO Program  

January 25, 2011
Passing the FTO program isn't difficult, if you accept that this is another learning station in life. Bring your best and apply all you know, and you'll pass with flying colors.
Photo via Flickr (Elephant Gun Studios).

Avoid Fried Chicken on the Steering Wheel  

January 17, 2011
Patrol car fleet survival is simple: Think decontamination at all times. Before you start a shift, clean all contact points on the car with disinfecting wipes.
Image via Flickr (Fabio Mascarenhas).

Traffic Control 101  

January 10, 2011
Most academies show a presentation and tell you your Field Training Officer (FTO) will properly instruct you. The reality is your FTO will wheel into a crash scene, check for injuries, and tell you to handle traffic. Here lies the problem — no real instruction, and please be mindful of your hand gestures.

Don't Go Around Hungry  

January 3, 2011
A good question: What's in your carry bag? More and more officers are now carrying healthy alternatives to vending machine grazing fodder. I recommend carrying one or two energy bars or meal-replacement bars in the bag to carry you through.
Tags: Nutrition
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