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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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Getting the Application Together  

November 3, 2008

Let's go over what you are going to need to know to apply for a law enforcement job and how to cut down on time, expenses, and headaches.

Carrying a Load on Your Shoulders  

October 1, 2008

You deserve respect for the stress and hard work you take on. You also deserve the occasional much needed R&R.

Safety is Your Business  

September 5, 2008
I want you to think about your daily routines in preparing for the job. Every department has one great knee-slapper of a story about someone making a big mistake due to laxity. But to me, if someone could have been injured or worse I hate it.

Basic Schools Build the Foundation  

September 5, 2008

In addition to mandated in-service and state training, I urge you to take courses to enhance your skills and performance. Start small and work your way up to more advanced classes.

How to Interview for the Job  

August 8, 2008

You have completed the written test, physical agility test, and background investigation with flying colors. Now comes along the next hurdle toward your goal of becoming a law enforcement officer, the interview.

Transient Cops  

August 8, 2008
You may have thought I was writing about Transit Authority cops. This week's column is actually about cops who move to follow work or whenever their conditions change. I want my readers to make proper choices and hopefully avoid some pitfalls.
Tags: Laterals

Veteran Cop as New Recruit  

July 1, 2008
I recently received a question from a department's Field Training Officer program coordinator. His department just hired several new officers. Great, except these are not academy-fresh officers; these are veteran officers from other departments. What now?
Tags: FTOs

Don't Call Me a Rookie  

June 27, 2008
Names do not make you a cop. If you mature and conduct yourself as a seasoned officer, the title will eventually disappear from around you.
Tags: FTOs

Learning to Dot the I's  

June 27, 2008

I've seen numerous glaring errors on job applications. Just one clouds the best applicants' chances and it is time for this madness to end.

What Should I Join?  

May 30, 2008
Join organizations that pique your interest and become actively involved to gain the greatest benefits.
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