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<p>Chief Andrew Bidou and his father Pierre Bidou have served as top cop for the Benicia (Calif.) Police Department.</p>

Two Calif. Chiefs Helm Same Departments as Their Dads  

March 28, 2012
The four men say being police chiefs of the same cities is a source of pride. They also say that because law enforcement has changed so much over the last few decades, their jobs have little in common beyond the title.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/20715973@N00/1031571469/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>JorgeMiente</a></p>

Take Time Off To Recharge Your Battery  

March 19, 2012
You're the hardest working cop on the shift in the precinct, and you're determined to make your mark on the department. Whoa! Let's talk about the long-term effects on you, if this pace continues.
<p>Agencies use polygraph tests to filter police applicants. CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/chewie/3034903278&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Vibragiel</a></p>

Background Investigations Can Break You  

March 12, 2012
I'm always amazed by the number of applicants who get caught by background investigations. If you think the background investigator will wake up stupid that morning and let you slip through, please think again.

How a Regional Hiring Consortium Works  

March 5, 2012
A police hiring consortium affords opportunities for the applicant as well as the department. They're more popular in certain states, so if you have these in your area or location of interest, utilize them to the fullest.
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