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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.
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Blog - Careers - August 2011

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Should You Gain Law Enforcement Certification On Your Own?  

August 29, 2011
You may complete the academy, but won't be certified until a law enforcement agency employs you. In some states, this completes the certification process. In others, you'll have to attend additional law enforcement training for completion. Because you haven't been a cop, you may not have received specialized training that requires full law enforcement clearances.
<p>S.O. Tech offers the Sliver medical kit. Photo: S.O. Tech.</p>

Do You Carry an Individual First-Aid Kit?  

August 23, 2011
You must be prepared to handle a "blow out" of bleeding. Tourniquets, hemostatic agents, and dressing should your main priority. In other words, prepare for self-aid or buddy aid for serious trauma survival.
<p>Photo: Concerns of Police Survivors.</p>

C.O.P.S. Kids Camp Nurtures Friendships  

August 18, 2011
The surviving children of our nation's fallen law enforcement officers and their parents or guardians leave the comfort of their own homes and spend a week sleeping in bunk beds or tents, eating camp food, singing silly songs, swimming in a lake, and getting a big dose of that irreplaceable camp commodity: lasting friendships.
<p>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/starlights_/">starlights_</a>.</p>

Get Your Proper Rest  

August 15, 2011
Listen to your colleagues and, most of all, listen to your body. On the day you want to go out, if you need your rest, grab some. Your rest and recuperation from the stresses of the job, shift work, and life are worth the investment.
<p><em><strong>Midland County Sheriff deputies were fired, after they  photographed a waitress holding their AR-15 patrol rifle. Photo via  Midland County Sheriff's Office.</strong></em></p>

The Dangers of Badge Bunnies and Holster Sniffers  

August 8, 2011
They claim they're looking for a friend — a strong, handsome young man in uniform. Add to that description a good steady job, good pay, and benefits. Wait, I thought they were only looking for friendship. They want to hang around, show up in your life and sooner or later potentially ruin your career and life.
<p><strong>Photo:</strong> <strong id="yui_3_3_0_3_13123300501711051"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wink/">juicyrai</a></strong></p>

Dealing with Politicians  

August 1, 2011
Most of the politicians want to know you and get the name-and-face thing down pat in case they can use you. Yes, I said use you. Be professional and courteous, and don't speak outside of the department's policy and procedures.
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