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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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<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

Welcome to the Careers & Training Channel  

December 3, 2012
The Recruit channel and the Training blog have merged into Careers & Training. This new format will have much of the same content from both but now in a central location for everyone. There will also be new material on career planning and tracking.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/68751915@N05/6629023911/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>401(K) 2012</a></p>

Reckless Pension Reform In Los Angeles  

November 13, 2012
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan has taken the first steps toward eliminating the current pension system for all future city employees, including LAPD officers, and replacing it with 401(k) plans.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

Preparing Yourself for Duty  

November 12, 2012
Planning is simple, it takes minutes to avoid hours of frustration. I stay amazed at those who don't listen or catch the weather reports.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/12246588/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Thomas Hawk</a></p>

Report Writing Made Simple  

October 17, 2012
Today's technology has made it a lot easier for officers to write and submit their reports. But just because it appears easier, doesn't mean it will be accurate. A keyboard still needs a human's input.
<p>Photo courtesy of William Harvey.</p>

The Gift of Forgetting and Helping  

October 9, 2012
You're not alone. There's always some help, and we have your back. As a police officer, you will see horrors second only to those who have been in combat. You can suppress some of the most horrific days of your life for a while. But a similar incident can create a recall and these memories will come roaring back.
<p>Boston PD&#39;s Mobile Operations Patrol officers handle escorts, event management, SWAT callouts, and traffic enforcement. Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

Boston PD's Mobile Operations Unit  

September 28, 2012
Boston PD's Mobile Operations Patrol officers handle escorts, event management, SWAT callouts, and traffic enforcement.
<p>Photo courtesy of Mammoth Lakes PD.</p>

Municipal Bankruptcies: One Agency's Dilemma  

September 13, 2012
The Mammoth Lakes P.O.A. has been more than generous through concessions in order to save officer positions. The police department has lost several officers through attrition and resignations over the past years that have not been replaced.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/77154962@N00/65182578/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>TedsBlog</a></p>

A Baby's Story  

September 11, 2012
All cops carry images and memories that will remain burned into their minds for the rest of their lives. They can include the visceral pain that comes with watching children die. This is one of those stories.

How to Ruin Your Daily Evaluation  

August 21, 2012
Through my years of dealing with rookies, I've read far too many cavalier statements by either brash or totally unwitting rookies. Here are the most common ones that you'll want to avoid.
<p><span>Officer Karl Lloyd was a 50-year-old recruit when he joined the Cleveland P.D. in October 2009.</span></p>

Older Recruits  

August 7, 2012
Some view the occupation of a cop as inside work and no heavy lifting. Think again. Fully explore your new employer and understand how the agency can withstand any more shuttering of the economy.
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