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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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Take Charge of Your LE Job Search  

August 31, 2009
Because the market is so competitive, you must try harder and give your best at all times. Treat every application as the most important document you've ever filled out. Slight mistakes, omissions, or sloppiness can result in elimination.

Family Preparation for Encounters  

July 28, 2009
Young officers, I know you are trained, sworn, and ready to serve. But if you see something unfolding in front of you and go to intercede, what are the people with you going to do?

Budgets, Needs, and Wants  

June 2, 2009
You need to weigh criticality versus frequency in making this decision. How critical is it for you to have this widget? Will your life and survival depend on it? If not, reconsider.
Tags: Duty Gear

Credit History and Job Applications  

May 26, 2009
In this country, we call it a credit history or credit score. I tend to refer to it as your credit reputation, because that is what prospective employers are reading into your credit history.

Pass the Jump Test  

May 26, 2009
Uniform only, what is in your pockets today? Loose change, challenge coin, pocket knife, lip balm…what else? The first step is to quiet down the uniform.

Service is Your Job  

May 8, 2009
You go to work and catch calls for service. But where are those blazing shoot-outs with terrorists? Well, this is police work and reality. Don't let the inaction disillusion you.

No Cutting Corners…Please!  

April 30, 2009
Police officers can be their own worst enemy. Do us all a favor and do not take the easy way out; it just makes for more work in the long run. There are several shortcut traps out there. Your FTO should tell you about them, but just in case….
Tags: Ethics

Fatherly Advice  

April 8, 2009
The other day, one of my readers e-mailed me a tough question. The young officer stated that he was a faithful reader seeking some sage advice. He wanted my insights on how to balance "the job" with his pending fatherhood. This made me do some soul searching.

First Day Jitters and Survival  

March 29, 2009
Whoever created the analogy of butterflies in your stomach to represent the uncertainties of the first day missed the mark. Recalling my rookie days─now having had a few─the feeling to me is more like buzzards circling in your gut.

Don't Push It  

February 20, 2009

Take time to learn on the lesser calls, for the same investigative skills will develop. Then when you find yourself on a call of more consequence, you'll have a strong grasp of the necessary skills.

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