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What Didn't They Teach Me In The Academy?  

November 1, 2007

Those were heady days, when the excitement of graduating from the police academy and "hitting the streets" was awaited with great anticipation.

How Do I Advance My Career?  

November 1, 2007

So you're beginning your career in law enforcement and you want to position yourself now for the future. You wish to become a chief, sheriff, captain, or detective. But how do you prepare yourself today for that career that is 15 years down the road? Simple; today's planning will set your future's career path.

What Gear Do I Need?  

November 1, 2007

To help give you some insight into what you'll actually need on the street, the editors of POLICE Magazine contacted a number of veteran officers and asked them to give you some advice. Here's what they had to say.

How Do I Go From MP To COP?  

November 1, 2007

Those who choose to enter the military do so for a variety of different reasons. For some it's simply a wise career move that includes a free college education and some great benefits.  For others, however, it's more of a calling.

What's It Really Like on the Street?  

November 1, 2007

Young med students wonder if they will kill a patient. New West Point grads wonder if they have what it takes to lead soldiers into battle. And cops straight out of the academy wonder if they are tough enough and wise enough to maintain the peace.

Your Law Enforcement Career by the Numbers  

November 1, 2007

The editors of POLICE Magazine conducted a survey of more than 5,000 police officers to find out what you might expect from agencies across the country.The results should help answer some questions about your new career in law enforcement.

If I Were a Crook  

October 1, 2007

If I were a crook these are some of the methods and techniques I would use to victimize the people in your jurisdiction. Believe me, bad guys in your patrol area are doing exactly what I would do if I was a crook.

Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Agricultural Unit  

October 1, 2007

Homer Brown, Larry Lingo, and Lowell Cain—the three detectives who work the Agricultural Unit of Hillsborough County, Fla.—aren't afraid to get down and dirty. "We just got done rounding up some cows at 10 this morning," says Det. Brown, referring to a case the trio and their horses handled on a hot, humid day last July.

Reflex Fire  

October 1, 2007

It's not uncommon to hear or read about officer-involved shootings where multiple officers emptied their loads into the suspect and anything within 10 feet of him. Asked about why they opened fire, bystander officers may reply, "When another officer started shooting, I just reflexively started shooting, too."

Fla. Department of LE's Crimes Against Children Mobile Unit  

August 1, 2007

The grisly murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh in 1981 was a wake-up call for America. Not only did it bring national attention to the growing problem of missing and abducted children, it also fostered an overhaul in the system.

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