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On Independence Day, Words of Wisdom from American History

Let's contemplate the words of some of the people who helped shape this great country.

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4 Major Reasons to Go Back To College

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for adults to return to college, especially with the flexibility that distance education can provide for busy students. Here are four reasons why you might consider going back to school.

San Francisco Faces Race and Gender Discrimination Suit from White Male Officers

According to Forbes, plaintiffs claim that although they received higher grades on the civil service promotional exam, minority and female candidates were promoted ahead of them.

The Perils and Pitfalls for Police Officers Posting on Social Media

An organization recently made available to the media a significant database of social media posts—that they deem to be potentially offensive—from thousands of officers from places such as Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis, and elsewhere. Internal investigations have been launched at several of those agencies. Here's why cops need to use social media cautiously.

Florida Chief Cites Low Pay for High Employee Turnover

Chief Diane Hobley-Burney presented a case to the city as to why she feels a bigger investment in the police department will reverse turnover trends.

3 Keys to Financial Wellness for Police Officers

Jason Hoschouer—when he's not out on motor patrol in the San Francisco Bay Area—helps fellow LEOs with financial coaching. He's also written a book on the subject called "Badges & Budgets." Here is some of the wisdom he shares with his clients.

Education: Learning to Lead

You can advance your career through organizational leadership education.

10 "Must Read" Books for Law Enforcement Officers

Being a civilian in the law enforcement universe for more than a decade now, I've learned that—in addition to talking directly with cops, doing ridealongs, and attending police training—there is enormous value in reading a wide variety of law enforcement books and training materials.

Florida Agency Uses Bitter Cold Weather Elsewhere to Attract Recruits

The Boca Raton (FL) Police Department is seeking officers from places being badly hit by severe cold weather to join the agency's ranks. The department posted on Twitter that the sub-zero temperatures in places like North Dakota and Wisconsin are not present in the Sunshine State.

How to Prepare for the Sergeant's Promotion

Your preparatory efforts for career advancement are not a sprint; they are a marathon. If you want to be better prepared than your competition, then prepare better than your competition.