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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.

Philly Officer Says Captain Ordered Hair-Color Change

April 22, 2010
Officer Renee Norman is claiming the captain said her hair was purple, an "unnatural color" that violates the department's Directive 78-D that bans purple, blue, and green hair colors. Norman is claiming her hair was red.

Oral Interview Tips

March 18, 2010
Once you find some questions, practice them in front of someone and make sure to do it aloud. Sitting in your room whispering them will not cut it.

Beware of "Embellishment"

March 11, 2010
I was always told by my sainted Irish mother that if you tell the truth the first time you will never have to remember what lie you told. Sage words from my childhood that still apply today.

N.C. Trooper Says Agency Dismissed Him For Losing Hat

November 24, 2009
Officer Thomas Wetherington, 22, says he was treated unfairly when the North Carolina Highway Patrol dismissed him in August over a lost hat.

Watch Your Mouth

October 1, 2009
You might feel that the uniform gives you anonymity to say what you feel in the heat of the moment. But you are not a nameless person in the crowd. You are a police officer.

Philly Cop Pulled from Street Duty for Cornrow Hair Style

September 24, 2009
While dozens of black officers across the city wear cornrows, Officer Thomas Strain is white. So when the five-year veteran showed up for work Sept. 3 with the traditionally black hairstyle, it didn't take long for his colleagues - or his bosses - to notice.

Making a Professional Impression

July 13, 2009
How should women in law enforcement wear their hair? How much makeup? What about jewelry? Sergeant Dina Zapalski answers.

Police Chief Loosens Cap Rule in Maine

May 18, 2009
The new police chief in Portland, Maine, has said officers shouldn't be required to always wear their hats while patrolling this city of 64,000 residents, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Chicago Police Will Be Evaluated on Attitude

May 13, 2009
The Chicago Police Department will add a new layer of review of its officers next year, evaluating not only job performance, but attitudes and interactions with the public, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Tattoos: The Illustrated Applicant

January 13, 2009
Today, more and more young men and women are getting inked. Conversely, there is a growing trend with many departments across this nation that have taken stances against visible tattoos on their uniformed officers.

What to Expect from Your FTO

November 1, 2008

Policing isn't like eHarmony.com. Recruits and field training officers won't be matched based on 29 personality dimensions guaranteed to predict long-term relationship success.

Customers Are Always Right—Even When They're Wrong

June 17, 2008
Have you ever been in a class or seminar—as a student, not a presenter—and found that the instructor argued with his or her students? I have, and it happened again just recently.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Women Warriors

June 1, 2008

Maintaining a balance between one's identity as a woman and as a police officer is never going to be easy. Knowing this, Sgt. Stefani Gombar of the Phoenix PD cherishes one piece of advice she received in the academy from a female officer: "Don't lose yourself."

The State of American Law Enforcement - A Love-Hate Relationship

April 1, 2008

"My brother told me, 'If you want everyone to love you, join the fire department. If you want half the people to love you but half the people to hate you, go ahead and be on the police department.'" — Officer Michael Pecha, Omaha (Neb.) Police Department.

What's It Really Like on the Street?

November 1, 2007

Young med students wonder if they will kill a patient. New West Point grads wonder if they have what it takes to lead soldiers into battle. And cops straight out of the academy wonder if they are tough enough and wise enough to maintain the peace.

Classroom Management

July 16, 2007
Every instructor has had the unpleasant experience of dealing with that one individual, usually sitting in the back row, who disrupts the entire class. Often these problem learners are the last ones to class, the ones returning late from breaks, and the first ones with an excuse why they have to leave early.

To Lead and Serve

February 1, 2006

"The Leader must himself believe that willing obedience beats forced obedience, and that he can get this only by really knowing what should be done." - Xenophon, 360 BC

Houston Officers Must Cover Up Body Art

August 5, 2005
Starting Jan. 1, Houston Police Department officers must cover all visible tattoos or body art while on duty or while wearing a department uniform. The art can only be covered with their uniform or plainclothes, not a bandage or sweatband.

Professionalism

August 1, 2003

Watching that arrest, I was reminded of some interviews I had just completed with commanders of special units that policed the recent anti-war marches.

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