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2022 in Review: 3 General Trends Dominating the Headlines on Police Training
Over the past year, the news has largely tended to fall into three main categories: budgets/inflation, de-escalation training, and recruiting/retention—the ongoing focus on these three topics is entirely unsurprising.
December 23, 2022
5 More Quotes for Trainers: Maxims and Mantras to Hammer Home Instruction
Smart, strategic, subtle placement of appropriate quotations can help instructors cement into students' minds important lessons that—in the context of police training—could one day save a life.
November 28, 2022
Live Long and Prosper: Planning for Retirement from Policing
Regardless of where you are in your law enforcement career, there's no better time than the present to give at least a little bit of thought to the future—a future following your time in policing.
September 24, 2021
Northern California City Welcomes New Chief of Police
Chico City Manager Mark Orme announced Matt Madden as the new Chief of Police on Wednesday morning.
August 21, 2020
The Importance of Public Service
Public servants are elected officials who establish government policies, first responders and emergency managers who put policy into action, and everything in between. In this article, we explore the importance of public service, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, and list four reasons why you may want to explore a career serving your community.
July 31, 2020
LAPD to Award $41M in Bonuses to Officers with Higher Education
The Los Angeles Police Department is set to award officers who have college degrees nearly $41 million in bonuses in the coming budget year, even as thousands of other city employees face pay cuts amid a financial crisis at City Hall.
May 26, 2020
Pulling the Pin: Planning for Your Retirement from Law Enforcement
Here are a few thoughts I've collected over the years of knowing a great many retired officers who are incredibly happy and successful after they've shelved the uniform, returned to civilian ranks, and done amazing things as "regular people" after leaving active-duty.
March 13, 2020
Real Police vs. TV Police: What TV Gets Wrong About Police Work
There are many misconceptions about police officers in entertainment and pop culture. We debunk some of the most common in our new article.
March 5, 2020
How To Build a Successful Career with the Three Cs
To excel in law enforcement, you need to be competent, capable, and confident.
January 3, 2020
Arkansas Judge Rules that Officer Fired After OIS be Reinstated
An Arkansas judge has ordered that an officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop be given his job back, but at entry-level pay.
January 3, 2020
Officers in Mexico Retire at Elderly Age Because Pensions So Small
Officers in Oaxaca, Mexico often retire in their 80s or even 90s because they cannot afford to live off the miniscule pensions the government provides.
October 24, 2019
Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation
California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.
August 23, 2019
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