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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.

Flash Your Way to Higher Academy Grades

June 20, 2007
Before every academy class I taught, recruits asked me how they could get better grades. Make time and study with your flash cards.

How to Get the Most Out of Online Education

April 1, 2007

There’s one question that all prospective students ask before they sign up for a program that will allow them to complete their college degree online: Is this really any good? Scott Harr has a clear answer: “For some students, it’s better.”

How to Become a Bomb Tech

May 1, 2006

Much is known about many of law enforcement’s special teams: dive team, air watch, SWAT. In contrast, the hazardous devices team of your department (if you have one) is one that has intentionally kept itself out of the limelight, for good reason.

Taming the Paper Trail

October 1, 2005

Quiz time! What is the size of a two-dollar pad of paper but contains the entire value of your police career inside of it? Answer: Your city and department personnel files.

How to Run For Sheriff

June 1, 2005

If jobs were like mental illnesses, the office of sheriff could be said to have multiple personality disorder. On one hand, you're a by-the-book law enforcement officer. On the other, you're a consummate, cunning politician.

Cover Yourself

January 1, 2005

You can do everything according to policy and still find yourself having to respond to a complaint or prepare a legal defense. It’s not fair; it’s not right; it just is. And when the legal snakes come after you, you’ll need proof that you are a highly trained and professional law enforcement officer.

How to Get Promoted

April 1, 2004

People have their own opinions about what makes a good cop and what constitutes a successful law enforcement career. Most people agree that moving up the ranks is a good indicator of success. For those of you who are looking to add some stripes to your uniform, here’s some advice from people who have been there.

The Paper Chase

January 1, 2004

Innovative educational programs are making it more practical for cops to pursue degrees.

Starting from Scratch

March 1, 2003

Founding a police department is a challenge that not many people would want to assume. But that's the task that faced the civic leaders of Federal Way, Washington.

Preparing For the Oral Interview

January 1, 2001

There is nothing more important or critical to an officer's success in a promotional oral interview than his or her ability to communicate.  Even preparation and overall experience are of less importance.

Are You Ready for a Promotion?

July 1, 1998

You've packed off a gazillion puking drunks, officiated at countless barroom brawls, gone through a truckload of ticket books and restored relative tranquility to more scenes of domestic mayhem then you'd care to number.  You're ready for a new challenge. You are ready, at least in your own mind, for promotion.

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