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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: Safariland Hatch D1 Patrol Bag</p>

Matching the Bag To the Mission  

November 15, 2011
Most of the younger generation grew up with book bags and backpacks, so you have a handle on this piece of equipment. There are some readers who are like me, searching for the perfect set-up. This is not a one-time purchase. I've gone through my share and now have a few go-to options for different missions.
<p>Back Defense Systems&#39; Back Defender is a concealed duty belt suspension system.</p>

How to Handle Back Pain  

November 3, 2011
More and more officers suffer from back injuries. We carry far too much gear around our waists. Duty belts press against our lower back while we're sitting in the cruiser. These three approaches to back pain can extend your career and keep life enjoyable.

Get Past the Recruiting-Poster Hype  

October 25, 2011
Face it, working in Copland doesn't always give you the best working conditions. That being said, there's no reason to make your life and financial well-being a living hell.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/82862943@N00/&quot;>konstriktion</a>.</p>

When to Leave a Department  

October 10, 2011
Police careers are much like any other career in life. Consider giving up your seniority, time invested toward tenure, vesting towards retirement, and some stored benefits. Starting over is the real bite!

Your First Complaint  

October 3, 2011
When you go to IA, be professional. The movie scenes of the renegade cop who stomps in, puts his feet on their desk and proclaims that they should "prove it" is bad movie acting. Go in and listen! Fully understand what has brought you in front of them.
<p>Police survivors who participated in COPS Walk a year ago included a daughter, son-in-law,  co-workers, a sibling, and a spouse. Photo: Mariah Hughes.</p>

Walking for Police Survivors  

September 27, 2011
The Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) will host its seventh annual "COPS Walk" early next month to bring together survivors and members of the law enforcement community willing to accept the challenge of walking 25 miles in two days to support family, co-workers, and other supporters of fallen officers.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/metrojp/&quot;>Orange_Beard</a>.</p>

Know Your Trigger Point!  

September 27, 2011
Anger will only divert you from tactical awareness. You'll become a Neanderthal and lose your professionalism. If you whip the pudding out of some mouthy inebriated social misfit, all you've done is become a criminal.

Never Settle for Just Good Enough  

September 20, 2011
Detectives build their case on your preliminary report. Prosecutors decide whether to move forward with the case based on your report. Insurance companies, probation officers, and others will use your work product to help them with their roles. Pay attention to the details; it will pay off in more ways than one.

Avoid Diploma Mills for Your Degree  

September 12, 2011
There are always those who try to circumvent the system and purchase their degrees. For me, this is an integrity issue. If you took the low road on one requirement, what else have you shortchanged us on?
<p>Photo: <strong id=&quot;yui_3_4_0_3_1315353569284_1777&quot;><a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/&quot;>alancleaver_2000</a>.</strong></p>

Laugh Often  

September 6, 2011
There are times where a good laugh will get you over a bad day or through a tough call. I would advise you to take the job seriously but don't take yourself seriously.
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