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Dallas Throws Out Sergeant Promotion Exam

February 7, 2018
The integrity of the test had been questioned after a police major who helped shape the exam also coached clients through a test-prep business.

Taking the Leap into Chiefdom

October 17, 2017

There is much to consider before you decide to apply for a job as chief of police.

Online Education

October 25, 2016
American Military University (AMU) is a leading provider of quality online education, offering more than 190 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs for law enforcement professionals.

12 Keys to a Successful Career

August 12, 2016

There's a lot you can learn from veteran and retired officers who have worn the badge before you, including how to thrive and prosper in the law enforcement profession.

Seven Keys to Surviving Your Police Career

December 3, 2014

In order to survive our complex environment, we must have a complete understanding and thorough working knowledge of what I call the "seven essential components" of a successful law enforcement career.

Police Career Training Courses

October 9, 2013's Police Career Development Center offers affordable career training courses for tomorrow's police leaders. If you are looking to get promoted, then visit today to take a course. All courses are $69.99.

What I Learned From 25 Years of Police Work

September 6, 2013
While training a recruit, I passed on some of the most important lessons that sustained me through my career and kept me motivated to cross the finish line to retirement. I'd like to continue to pass along these lessons so other officers can benefit from what I've learned.

Self Study Helps You Rise Up the Ranks

September 4, 2013
Many officers focus on what's important to them in their current assignment, or ask why they should take courses they will never use. If you're seeking command positions, you'll have to supervise specialties where you have limited, if any, practical working knowledge.

ATF Swears In Jones As Director

August 29, 2013
B. Todd Jones swore an oath of office as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Thursday, after receiving confirmation from the U.S. Senate.

Senate Confirms Comey As FBI Director

July 30, 2013
The Senate on Monday confirmed James Comey as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation by a 93 to 1 margin.

Ga. Officer Celebrates 50 Years On the Force

July 13, 2013
Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Police Cpl. Clifford Perry Jr. celebrated a rare milestone this week when he marked 50 years of service with the agency.

5 Tips for Joining a K-9 Unit

April 26, 2013
Have you noticed there are very few female K-9 handlers in law enforcement? Don't let that deter you. If you’re motivated to join a K-9 unit, use these five tips to prepare and achieve your goal.

5 Tips for Joining a Specialty Unit

March 31, 2013
Female officers may encounter resistance when they apply to join special units such as SWAT, K-9, narcotics, internal affairs, or crime prevention units. To help those hoping to break into these units, is launching a Web-exclusive, multi-part series offering strategies to reach this goal.

First Female Secret Service Director Sworn In

March 28, 2013
Julia A. Pierson made history Wednesday, when she was sworn in as the first female director of the U.S. Secret Service during an Oval Office ceremony.

How To Find a Career Counselor

February 8, 2013
I learned a valuable story from an old U.S. Army first sergeant years ago. Never plan for your next assignment/promotion when it is posted. You should have been working on this goal.

New N.C. Highway Patrol Commander Named

February 1, 2013
North Carolina Department of Public Safety Secretary Kieran Shanahan has named Lt. Col. Gary Bell as acting commander of the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Informants and Promotion Exams

January 7, 2013
Foremost among my thoughts on informants is that I wouldn't want to find myself at the mercy of anyone whose inclination to sell out others has been well established.

Welcome to the Careers & Training Channel

December 3, 2012
The Recruit channel and the Training blog have merged into Careers & Training. This new format will have much of the same content from both but now in a central location for everyone. There will also be new material on career planning and tracking.

Coming Into My Own

November 8, 2012
Once while attending a force training seminar, I spoke quite critically of a deputy-involved shooting wherein a pregnant bystander was shot and killed. It was the kind of thing that was easy to grandstand on—or so I thought—and so I did. A lieutenant who was more intimately acquainted with the details of the incident quickly set me straight. The dressing down I received was pretty severe, and I didn't like it one bit. But I had it coming. In spades.

NYPD Cop Promoted To Detective for Off-Duty Heroics

October 26, 2012
Officer Ivan Marcano became Detective Ivan Marcano during a bedside ceremony Friday morning honoring him for stopping an armed robber despite being shot in the chest.
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