FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?





Search Result: Professional Image

Displaying 41  -  60  of  80

N.M. Police Fire Officer who Had Sex on Car Hood

September 4, 2011
The New Mexico State Police have fired an officer caught having sex with a woman on the hood of a Honda at a remote ranch in Santa Fe County. He has 30 days to appeal the decision.

N.M. Cop who Had Sex on Hood Didn't Commit a Crime

September 1, 2011
The New Mexico State Police officer caught on video surveillance cameras having sex with a woman on a car hood didn't commit a crime, but could lose his job for publicly embarrassing the department.

N.M. State Police Investigate Trooper Caught Having Sex on Car Hood

August 30, 2011
New Mexico State Police investigators are working to identify a trooper caught having sex with a woman on the hood of a car while in uniform. The trooper was captured in images from a surveillance camera set up to document vandalism.

The Dangers of Badge Bunnies and Holster Sniffers

August 8, 2011
They claim they're looking for a friend — a strong, handsome young man in uniform. Add to that description a good steady job, good pay, and benefits. Wait, I thought they were only looking for friendship. They want to hang around, show up in your life and sooner or later potentially ruin your career and life.

Dealing with Politicians

August 1, 2011
Most of the politicians want to know you and get the name-and-face thing down pat in case they can use you. Yes, I said use you. Be professional and courteous, and don't speak outside of the department's policy and procedures.

Video: Open Carry Activists Credit Cop's Professionalism

July 25, 2011
An Oceanside (Calif.) Police officer is being saluted by internet commentators for his professionalism and courtesy in dealing with an open-carry activist who videotaped the encounter.

Show Your Pride with a Professional Image

July 18, 2011
Learn to manage the little things, which are the foundation for more important things in life. Preparation for duty equates to pride in yourself and your performance. Preparation sends the message that you're a professional and a force to be reckoned with.

Shirt Lock

June 30, 2011
Wesol's Shirt Lock is made of a flexible, hook-on-hook material that is worn over your shirt and inside your pants, about two inches below your waistline. The belt grips both the shirt and the pants, holding your shirt tails down and your pants up.

The Bling Factor: Jewelry on Patrol

May 9, 2011
Most departments have a policy or regulation regarding jewelry. The boilerplate verbiage could include a limit of one wristwatch, one bracelet, and one necklace that's not visible to the public. One ring per hand is standard. Earrings are usually allowed for females, and policies may now also cover male officers.

Proofread Your Reports

April 14, 2011
Once you have labored over a lengthy report, stop if you can. Grab a coffee, sit back down and read it as a neutral party, from the 10,000-foot level. Try to disassociate yourself from your product and read it critically. Don't give it a quick blush over; read it.

Communication Skills

March 17, 2011

POLICE Magazine has teamed up with Lt. Kevin Dillon, a retired officer and trainer who developed the L.O.C.K.U.P. system, for a video series focusing on police combat strategies and tactics. In this segment, Lt. Dillon discusses the importance of effective communication with the public, subjects and detainees.

An Officer's Most Potent Weapon

February 28, 2011
Do you believe the maxim that the pen is mightier than the sword? I do. Even though most departments use a work station and software to prepare reports, writing ability is honored among those in the criminal justice profession.

S.C. Agency Gives Officers Customer Service Training

February 20, 2011
Columbia, S.C., Police Chief Randy Scott emphasized the importance of customer service during a training session, saying he wants all officers to be polite, courteous and professional when dealing with the public.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words…And Maybe Some Punitive Time Off

January 24, 2011
Even if one could somehow rationalize his way around such ghoulish behavior, it carries with it too many risks. And one day, regardless of whether or not such pictures fall into the wrong hands or cause yourself any other grief, you may well regret taking them.

You Can't Play Catch-Up

December 28, 2010
Professional behavior is desired and demanded at all times. Every move you make is under scrutiny. If you act like a thug, you'll jeopardize all you've worked for?

Are You Willing To SPEAK UP?

November 15, 2010
Add S.P.E.A.K. U.P. to your acronym list, and you'll improve your chances for a successful law enforcement career. These are the fundamentals.

Boundaries of the Badge

July 2, 2010
All departments must be concerned with the image they project to their community. Our ability to work depends on the support of the community where we serve. This is one of many reasons we must abide by department policy on proper conduct and outside employment.

Arkansas Deputy Could Lose Job Over Playboy Photos

June 23, 2010
Lunderby, a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, violated the agency's code of conduct, according to Sheriff Tim Helder, because her actions are "bringing down the reputation of the law enforcement division in the eyes of the public."

Ink and Internet Indiscretions

June 17, 2010
Posting party photos online and getting tattoos is OK for most people, but police agencies will expect you to be more careful of the image you project.

How to Handle Hecklers

May 27, 2010
There's something about asshole opportunists successfully baiting cops and getting paid off for it that just rubs me the wrong way.
Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of over 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine