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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, PoliceMag.com 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.

Doing It Right, Doing It Wrong

September 27, 2012
If given the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives, are you more apt to toss a lifeline or an anchor?

Female Leadership and Rising Up the Ranks

September 7, 2012

POLICE Magazine's Associate Editor Dean Scoville, a retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's sergeant, interviews his former commander, Capt. Linda Healy, about female leadership, diversity hiring and promotion, and rising up the ranks as a female deputy.

How to Study: 7 Tricks of the Trade

August 28, 2012

I've taken and passed with flying colors a fair share of promotional exams in my time. Certain tricks helped me store the information in my head, and they can do the same for you.

Studying for Written Promotional Exams

August 21, 2012

To achieve high scores on my exams I had to work my tail off and sacrifice a great deal. Unless you're gifted with a superior intellect and ironclad memory, so will you.

Put Yourself Out There

August 6, 2012
Of course, guys like me were the dummies in this equation. The truth was that the nail sticking out didn't necessarily get hammered. An incredible amount of the time it got promoted.

How To Gather Intel

February 6, 2012
Being the newest officer in the precinct makes life harder than it should be, because you have to dig for every morsel of information to get ahead. So how can you develop a system of building intel for you? Read on.

Leading by Example

November 18, 2011

What most agencies do well is produce managers; it helps with short-term goals but exasperates long-term ones. Please don't tell me you are part of that innocuous group of lost souls that think managing and leading are the same thing, because they're not.

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!

Tennessee Highway Patrol Names First Female Major

August 10, 2011
Betty Blair, who has served as captain over the Inspectional Services Bureau, will be assigned as the executive officer to Colonel Tracy Trott. Major Blair has been part of the Inspectional Services Bureau (ISB) since 1999, first as a trooper assigned to the accreditation team.

Waiting for Your Time

March 14, 2011
Time-in-service requirements have long been around; they started in the military. If you're working in a grade — let's say patrol officer — you'll have to serve a suitable time period in the pay grade or assignment before you can be promoted or transferred. This allows you to gather valuable experience or what I call exposure.

Illinois Agency Promotes First Female Commander

November 24, 2010
"She was born to be a police officer," Aurora patrol officer Christine Tunney said. "Moving up to her has just been an opportunity to make everything better for the rest of us. And it's got nothing to do with gender."
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