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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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<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.
<p>Agencies use polygraph tests to filter police applicants. CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/chewie/3034903278&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Vibragiel</a></p>

Background Investigations Can Break You  

March 12, 2012
I'm always amazed by the number of applicants who get caught by background investigations. If you think the background investigator will wake up stupid that morning and let you slip through, please think again.

How a Regional Hiring Consortium Works  

March 5, 2012
A police hiring consortium affords opportunities for the applicant as well as the department. They're more popular in certain states, so if you have these in your area or location of interest, utilize them to the fullest.
<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.
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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.
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