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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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Affected Co-Workers Retreat Helps Officers Cope with LODDs  

July 20, 2011
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) offered its first hands-on retreat for co-workers affected by a line-of-duty death in early October, and structured the event to specifically to make it possible for law enforcement officers and staff to talk through their experiences.
<p><em><strong>Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/">Telstar Logistics</a></strong></em></p>

Show Your Pride with a Professional Image  

July 18, 2011
Learn to manage the little things, which are the foundation for more important things in life. Preparation for duty equates to pride in yourself and your performance. Preparation sends the message that you're a professional and a force to be reckoned with.

Facing the Realities of Life  

July 11, 2011
The cruelty of man toward his fellow man never ceases to amaze me. How and what some do to others is sad, senseless, and boggles my mind at times. You've got to deal with it and drive on with a grip on reality.
<p><strong>Photo:</strong> <strong id="yui_3_3_0_3_13099076382581281"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/">jczart</a></strong></p>

How to Handle Residency Requirements  

July 5, 2011
If you're applying to an agency, read the fine print. I mean the really fine print. There are some police agencies that require you to prove you've established residency for up to two years prior to submitting an application. Others require you to move into the jurisdiction within a year of your hire date.

Thinking Like a Cop  

June 20, 2011
One of the biggest transitions a recruit must make is to start thinking like a cop, rather than Joe Average Guy on the street. I'm not talking about speaking in police tongues such as 10 codes, jargon and criminal codes.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Concerns of Police Survivors.</strong></em></p>

Survivor Retreats Aid the Healing Process  

June 15, 2011
The Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) sponsors retreats where survivors work with counselors trained to focus on the issues unique to law enforcement death, and benefit from the strong peer support available from other survivors who can truly say, "I understand what you're going through."

Safeguarding Your Equipment  

May 30, 2011
A police officer had his entire gun belt stolen from his privately owned vehicle. What the...? Yes, the entire gun belt with ammo, cuffs, OC, police radio, and bullet launcher. Secure your equipment so this doesn't happen to you.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Roy Huntington.</strong></em></p>

Joplin: A Tornado Tests Your Preparedness  

May 26, 2011
Joplin will rise from the ripped trees and flattened devastation as a more modern, more energetic, and more proud community. And, I wonder, will you take the time to make your own bug-out bag, buy that generator, and be prepared if it happens to you?

A Few More Job Interview Tips  

May 23, 2011
The job market is competitive, and this seems to be the question of the day. If you really want the job, a little practice and planning might get you over this hurdle. Exhale, calm down and follow these tips.

What National Police Week Means to Survivors  

May 18, 2011
During National Police Week, the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) hosts the National Police Survivors' Conference to provide healing in a safe environment for adult survivors. It's a place where others truly understand the day-to-day struggles of recovering from a line-of-duty death.
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