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Chief Bill Harvey gives new officers the information they need, as they make the adjustment from an academy dorm room to a police patrol car.

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How the Bond between Cops and Kids Might Help Solve the Police Recruitment Crisis

How the Bond between Cops and Kids Might Help Solve the Police Recruitment Crisis

Many police departments have a pop-up tent, a folding table, and a bunch of knick-knacks with the department badge or logo to give away during street festivals and other events. This is a very passive recruitment tool, and arguably a giant waste of time and resources. Where the real recruitment opportunities exist are in the day-to-day contact between young people and the police officers who serve their communities.

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Security as a Second Career

We all agree that owning our own private security firm was the right choice for us after retirement. Part of what has made our partnership a really good fit is that we all have similar backgrounds.

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Prepare for Winter

Prepare for Winter

As you settle into this snowy, stormy season your thoughts should also migrate toward winter patrol tactics.Take a few minutes to prepare and think what you need to do to be tactically safe and comfortable.

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Dealing with Divorce on the Home Front

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The divorce rate among LEOs is around 70% to 80%, so don't feel bad; you are not alone. However, you need to stop and ask yourself, and maybe your spouse, is this what you really, truly want?

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Fill Your Own Stocking

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Maybe you need a last minute tax deduction on professional and safety equipment before the end of the year. I know that at this time of year I require some of what I call needful things for myself. Here are some shopping suggestions.

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Managing a Shift Schedule on the Home Front

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A husband on a shift schedule has been known to drive a solid wife nutty, make a grown woman scream, or throw a calm child into tantrum mode. Living this way for any length of time is like living in a constant state of jet lag.