This old guy league is a collection of distinguished and often colorful characters; take time to get to know a few. It is very important for the older generations to pass on the institutional knowledge and share the hard lessons learned for this profession to progress.
September 4, 2018
There is much to consider before you decide to apply for a job as chief of police.
October 17, 2017
Prepare for a leadership role by acquiring the skills and training you'll need.
September 5, 2017
Since 1976 law enforcement training has seen many changes as well as challenges, and it's interesting to chart that four-decade-long evolution.
October 11, 2016
You are a chief or sheriff. Get real and train with your officers. You should be one of the first enrolled in your defensive tactics and subject control training classes. Your attendance and participation will speak to all, and what it will say is this stuff is real and it's important.
October 3, 2013
You can expect to be put through the ringer and served up some humble pie, but a police department is not a college fraternity.
November 1, 2008
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.
November 1, 2007
There are many trials that a patrol officer must face throughout his or her career. Not the least of these is trying to find a way to organize all the junk…uh…important documents and gear that you need on the job.
September 1, 2007
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.
January 1, 2005