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

Keeping FTOs Sharp Between Hiring Cycles  

July 16, 2012
Teaching can be a perishable skill, so you've got to practice. There are several outlets for an FTO to practice his or her skill set. We want to keep the mind sharp by providing a workout for the instructional part of the brain.

Murphy's Law for Police Rookies  

June 20, 2012
Murphy's law is the adage that anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Count on these three Murphy-isms to crop up during your first year as an officer.

The Good Old Days  

May 16, 2012
Let's not relive the past. Listen to the recruits' questions and help them. I can recall several questions that were fired at me from the old dinosaurs of my youth. Let's go over a few.

How To Choose an Agency  

May 2, 2012
There are not as many jobs out there. You may have to apply; hope to land employment; and make the best of the situation. Don't count on the plush police pension of yesteryear.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/29650319@N06/3014250575/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>JMR_Photography</a></p>

Law Enforcement Is a Contact Sport  

April 25, 2012
My Field Training Officer (FTO) often compared police work to playing on a football team. He would say, "The team with the least amount of penalties wins." The analogy always stuck with me and after 10 years as an officer, it still rings true.

How To Clear Social Media Hurdles  

April 5, 2012
Social networking technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, both personally and professionally. Social media has also possibly established new hurdles on the job market.
<p>Chief Andrew Bidou and his father Pierre Bidou have served as top cop for the Benicia (Calif.) Police Department.</p>

Two Calif. Chiefs Helm Same Departments as Their Dads  

March 28, 2012
The four men say being police chiefs of the same cities is a source of pride. They also say that because law enforcement has changed so much over the last few decades, their jobs have little in common beyond the title.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/20715973@N00/1031571469/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>JorgeMiente</a></p>

Take Time Off To Recharge Your Battery  

March 19, 2012
You're the hardest working cop on the shift in the precinct, and you're determined to make your mark on the department. Whoa! Let's talk about the long-term effects on you, if this pace continues.
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