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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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National Police Week Traditions  

April 2, 2008
This May 11–17, 2008 every officer should plan on attending a local or state police week memorial service if you can't attend the events in Washington, D.C., where the national law enforcement officers memorial stands.

Hazing  

March 31, 2008
You have been warned in the academy that you will be picked on or hazed. Are we in this profession above such rituals? Most often not. It comes with the territory.
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True Community Policing  

March 11, 2008
We have used technology to make us work more efficiently and faster, but have left the citizen standing.

Police Applicants Gone Wild  

March 11, 2008

What really stops or derails applicants in the first few steps of the application process? It's not just testing or backgrounds.

How to Not Look Like a Rookie  

February 7, 2008

My old police academy was near a large mall. Of course, the food court was a lunch hangout for the officers. I used to sit there with a coffee and spot all of the off-duty rookies. Bet I can spot one a mile away.

How Much is on Your Duty Belt?  

February 7, 2008

The other day I stopped and performed a visual inventory of just how many "things" officers can carry on their duty belt. There are times I worry that some have too much on their belts. One worries if they fall on their backs, they could be trapped like a turtle.

Cop as Social Worker  

February 7, 2008
Being a police officer is not always about chasing down a bad guy, guns blazing. If you remove an intoxicated or aggressive driver from the highway, you have performed a social service to the motoring public.

Dealing with the Dead  

January 9, 2008
Try though they do, the academy does not have a vial of essence of dead man to give you the full effect. So what do you do?

Bad Habits  

January 9, 2008
A recruit should not feel pressured into doing something that he or she has made a cognitive decision not to do, just for the sake of inclusion.

Off-Duty Encounter Preparation  

January 7, 2008

I don't know why, but every generation of young officers thinks, "I am now a copper! I have the legal authority and power to carry a weapon off-duty, so here I go!" Wait a minute here; do you have a plan?

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