Bigger budgets have led to a hiring bonanza in law enforcement. What do candidates need to know to land a law enforcement job?
A strong, fit, ﬂexible, explosive, and well-conditioned police officer is a better police officer. Improved physical conditioning is correlated with lower officer injury and death rates, lower sick leave usage, lower civil liability, fewer civilian complaints, lower suspect injury rate, lower suicide rate, improved mental health, lower uses of force, and lower officer-involved shooting rate.
Officers and agencies working to fulfill Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act qualifications should keep the process simple.
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Department training programs are designed to teach prospective officers the ropes, but some mistakes could end your career at an agency before it really starts.
Are Miranda warnings necessary during a lawyer's presence?
The law is not as cut-and-dried as you think. And much of what you hear about it is wrong.
Everybody involved in a pursuit needs to know their roles, and everyone not involved needs to stay off the primary radio channel.
Arm yourself with some basic skills to employ when encountering disturbed subjects in need of mental health services.