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Doug  Wyllie

Doug Wyllie

Doug Wyllie has authored more than 1,000 articles and tactical tips aimed at ensuring that police officers are safer and more successful on the streets. Doug is a Western Publishing Association “Maggie Award” winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column. He is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).



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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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?

Learning to Speak Effectively  

January 7, 2008

Most officers wish they had spent more time learning interpersonal communications skills early in their career. I suggest you get started now.

Weathering Complaints  

December 5, 2007
If you do your job you will get plenty of complaints and only rarely receive compliments; these are the realities of policework. But how you handle or survive these unpleasantries of life is what is important here.

Calling All Young Warriors  

November 21, 2007
In today's post-9/11 world, we are fighting a different source of evil. I need young warriors. Can I get a volunteer?

Recognize Your Real Friends  

October 25, 2007
The other day a young officer emailed me with a problem. He had come upon some old college chums and they became stand-offish after they discovered he was a cop. The young lad told me that he had heard of this in the academy but could not believe it was happening to him.

Avoid a Dead-End Career  

October 1, 2007

Most all of us enter this vocation with the idea that we want to be a great detective, be a commander of the unit, or be some high-speed tactical operator. Sadly, some take the first job that they are offered and get into a rut and stay there.

Treat the Academy as a Job  

July 25, 2007

If you are getting ready to attend the academy, I want to share with you a philosophy that can help lead to academic success: Treat the academy as a full-time job. This premise may sound simple, nearly an overstatement of the obvious, but following this philosophy will give you focus throughout the academy.

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