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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."

Salon Cop Promoted to Detective

October 26, 2010
Officer Feris Jones will be recognized by NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for "her poise and marksmanship," according to the report.

How to Get Along In a Department

August 17, 2010
It is a common rookie mistake to think just because you're now a copper with the uniform and shield, you're special. Don't ever fool yourself; the department's staff is what keeps you rolling.

Establishing Trust Is a Two-Way Street

August 11, 2010
Generally speaking, subordinates aren't comfortable with the prospect of opening up to some tight-assed supervisor. The perception that such people will always look out for their own best interests—a paradigm that would inevitably color their every decision when it comes to dealing with subordinates—might have something to do with it.

Surviving Rookie Mistakes

June 9, 2010
Of course, you will be picked on and probably get a nickname related to your mistake, but you take it and walk.

Dallas Police Sergeant's Thesis Questions Role-Playing Process in Promotions

June 1, 2010
In his 50-plus-page master's thesis, Sgt. Stephen Bishopp concludes that Dallas places too much emphasis on an assessment center process in which job candidates get about 40 minutes of face time with evaluators in role-playing scenarios. The role-playing assessment center accounts for 60 percent of their promotion score for the rank of lieutenant.

Cultivating Education for Better Prepared Public Safety Recruits

May 28, 2010
As technology continues to become more sophisticated, it's critical for public safety personnel to understand the many tools available to help them do their jobs.

10 Rookie Errors To Avoid

May 18, 2010

Unfortunately, many officers fail to meet the required standards and may find their on-the-job training program to be an insurmountable hurdle. Consequently, many officers are terminated or quit while involved in this process.

The Peter Principle

February 12, 2010

It's critical that only the best warriors get promoted up the ranks in law enforcement. Wearing sergeant's stripes or lieutenant's bars on your uniform has to be about more than just time served or passing a test.

Watch What You Post

December 10, 2009

Today's cops may still gather over a case of cold beer, but they also gather online using social networking tools such as MySpace and Facebook. Which is a problem for agencies and officers because what many users of social networks don't realize before its too late is that anything they do or say or write on these sites is done so in full view of the public.

Female Officers Share Challenges At Colorado Conference

September 25, 2009
The Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement hosted a conference this week for female officers and administrators to share their unique challenges in a male-dominated profession, KJCT reports.

Continuing Police Education

September 18, 2009

Just because money is not available from your department doesn't mean that training becomes any less important. As a proactive officer, you know that you must remain current on your training if you are going to be effective on the street. This article is designed to help you locate free training resources and remain on the cutting edge of the law enforcement profession.

Why I Joined the Bomb Squad

September 1, 2008

By the time you read this article, I should have completed the six-week basic course at the FBI/Army Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Ala. Which means I will be well on my way to becoming a certified bomb technician, a career aspiration that many people—including fellow cops—consider crazy.

Fitting In

May 1, 2008

The first year after your academy graduation is critical in building the foundation for the remainder of your career. A great deal of it starts with the personal relationships you build with your peers during your first year on the street.

Weathering Complaints

December 5, 2007
If you do your job you will get plenty of complaints and only rarely receive compliments; these are the realities of policework. But how you handle or survive these unpleasantries of life is what is important here.

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.

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