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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: C.O.P.S.</p>

C.O.P.S. Offers Help To Affected Co-Workers  

February 21, 2012
As a part of this year's National Police Survivors' Conference in May during National Police Week, we will be offering new sessions tailored for affected co-workers. The debriefing topics will cover death by felonious action, accidental action, drunk driving, and friendly fire/friendly action.

How To Stay In the Job Application Game  

February 15, 2012
The real secret for success is to make it as easy as possible for the people handling your application. The more they have to work on your application, the more you'll get noticed (not in a good way). If you can't follow simple directions, play by the rules, and complete simple tasks, the process will weed you out.
<p>CC_Flickr:&nbsp;<a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/borkazoid/&quot;>borkazoid</a></p>

Get an Everyday Carry Knife  

January 18, 2012
A reader asked me what one thing I would recommend he purchase for everyday use as a police officer. My answer? An everyday carry knife.
<p>Musashi Miyamoto with two Bokken (wooden quarterstaves) depicted on an ancient Japanese scroll.</p>

One Book You'll Want To Read  

January 10, 2012
My editor asked me the other day what single book I would recommend to any young officer coming on the job. It was a simple answer; it doesn't matter whether you're a student, rookie, veteran officer, instructor or chief. You should read, "A Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi.
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Self Study Gives You the Edge   

January 4, 2012
It never hurts to drop a few bucks and work on your pistol craft. This goes for hitting the gym or doing some roadwork. So don't tell me you can't burn some midnight oil and sharpen your most potent weapon of all—your mind.

Job Seeking Realities  

December 27, 2011
It's competitive out there, and I know you want the job. So learn the kinks in the process. Don't fall for them. Instead, work your plan as an intelligent job applicant.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/banspy/&quot;>banspy</a>&nbsp;</p>

Alleviating Line-of-Duty Trauma  

December 20, 2011
Concerns of Police Survivors will offer several training sessions to help agencies better prepare for the trauma that follows a line-of-duty death. The sessions will also cover survivor benefits, police disability, police suicide, and helping affected co-workers.
<p>Flicker_CC: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/&quot;>Stuck in Customs</a>&nbsp;</p>

Relocating To a New City for a Police Career  

December 14, 2011
More and more, recruits are taking on the challenges of being a new officer as well as a new resident. Being the FNG (fabulous new guy) and knowing nothing about the area can be challenging, exciting, and downright stressful. External supports are necessary elements for survival.

Recruit Life As a Single Parent  

December 7, 2011
This blog often focuses on tactics, off-duty survival, surviving the FTO program, or making it though the academy. However, what can often get overlooked is making it through those first few years as a parent. A single-parent recruit has been given the most difficult assignment of all.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/91499534@N00/&quot;>ehpien</a>.</p>

Penn State's Cover-up Reveals a Broader Problem  

November 16, 2011
The fear of negative publicity is often a primary motivator for campus safety personnel when crimes are covered up. At Penn State, the negative publicity that would have occurred—with proper reporting and a resulting criminal investigation—would have paled in comparison with the deep wounds now inflicted on Penn State's once-superb reputation.
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