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How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement

How To Get a Job in Law Enforcement

The economy is better now, and funding for law enforcement is rapidly being restored. This is good news for those individuals hoping to enter policing for the first time, and for veteran officers seeking to move to a new agency. 

June 18, 2018

How To Develop a Policy

How To Develop a Policy

Do your research and follow an outline to create a fleshed out protocol that benefits your agency and officers.

May 2, 2018

How To Understand First Amendment Rights for Public Employees
Stretching Your Budget In a Recession

Stretching Your Budget In a Recession

Law enforcement agencies with budgets strained by the current recession need a strategy for maximizing their purchasing power and stretching every dime. The following is a look at some ways that the average law enforcement agency can stretch its budget.

August 7, 2012

6 Crucial Contacts When Planning Event Security

6 Crucial Contacts When Planning Event Security

When planning events, you'll want to involve the event coordinator (or committee); fire and ambulance services; information technology and communications; public works; the media; and organized volunteers.

March 8, 2012

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Though there are many decision-making formats, there is one common component that is more important than any other: defining the problem you are trying to solve. One of the key ways to do so is by framing.

August 9, 2010

How to Stretch Your Fleet Dollar

Managing the rising costs of police fleets is a challenge that all law enforcement agencies are facing. Fortunately, there are technologies available to help fleet managers better manage these costs and save their departments thousands of dollars annually.

April 1, 2008

How to Work with the Media

Before you have to work with the press, you should become thoroughly familiar with two things: the law as it applies to journalists, and your agency’s policies and procedures for interacting with members of the news media.

October 1, 2006

How to Buy a Ballistic Vest

How to Buy a Ballistic Vest

How much is a cop’s safety worth? Despite safety concerns, due to shrinking budgets it’s becoming increasingly common for police departments to require officers to purchase their own body armor. Even when agencies pony up some money for ballistic vests, it’s usually not enough to buy the best of the best—which is what most officers want protecting them from bodily harm.

March 1, 2006

Crime Scene Response for the Patrol Officer

Report Writing Tune-Up

One of the most ignored aspects of our work is report writing. But it shouldn’t be. Whether we are patrol officers or investigators, we write reports each and every day. And these reports stay with us from the day we write them all the way through the court process and beyond.

June 1, 2005

How to Run For Sheriff

If jobs were like mental illnesses, the office of sheriff could be said to have multiple personality disorder. On one hand, you're a by-the-book law enforcement officer. On the other, you're a consummate, cunning politician.

June 1, 2005

How to Talk to Police Officers

Watch the leaders, or those in leadership positions, and you will learn much as a student of leadership. I try to key in on how supervisors address groups of officers and I always look to see how the officers respond.

February 1, 2005

How to...Cope with the Press

How to...Cope with the Press

In retrospect, last year’s sniper crisis is as much an anomaly as it is a brilliant case study, holding surprises that would have rattled the most veteran of public information officers PIOs. But while it is impossible to anticipate every media situation, a few guidelines do exist.

December 1, 2003

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