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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.

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Boston's Famous "Bullpen Cop" to Retire from the Department

The officer with the Boston (MA) Police Department who was made instantly famous for his unbridled emotional response to a David Ortiz game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series is scheduled to retire this month.

Baltimore County Conducting National Search for New Chief

Baltimore County Chief of Police Terrence Sheridan has about six months remaining on the job while County Executive Johnny Olszewski conducts a national search for a replacement, according to the Baltimore Sun.

California City Settles Harassment Case Against Chief of Police

Captain Mark Rosen will receive $2.3 million in damages as the agency settles a case in which Rosen had accused Chief Sandra Spagnoli of denying him promotion opportunities based on his religion.

The Old Guy League

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.

Border Patrol Names Carla Provost to Lead the Agency

Carla Provost — who has been serving as acting chief of the Border Patrol — will take over as leader of the agency on a permanent basis, Customs and Border Protection announced on Thursday. Provost will become the first woman to lead the Border Patrol in its 94-year history.

Boston Gets First Ever African-American Police Commissioner

Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross—second-in-command to retiring Boston Police Commissioner William Evans—will become the next commissioner, the first person of color ever to hold the position.

How Protesters and Politicians Helped Increase Baltimore's Violent Crime

De-policing is an outcome — it is the direct result of protesters, politicians, and the press applying enormous pressure on police to do less policing — in which the obvious end state is an increase in violent crime.

How To Deal With a New Supervisor

I've learned a few things about dealing with new supervisors in my 30-plus-year career in law enforcement. Here are some of them in no particular order.

New LAPD Chief Michel Moore Sworn In

The City Council voted unanimously to confirm Michel Moore, 57, to lead the Los Angeles Police Department.