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2 Former NFL Players Choose Policing as Second Career

Officer Isaac Sowells spent three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, playing 17 games at guard. Officer Jason Hilliard played with the New York Giants, competing in two games at the position of offensive tackle.

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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.

Video: Baltimore Officer is 'Rapper of Positivity' Both On and Off Duty

Officer Joshua Jackson of the Baltimore Police Department has been rapping since he was a 14-year-old freshman in high school. Now that he's an officer with the department, he continues to pursue his art even as he pursues his law enforcement career. In fact, those two goals seem to have a lot more in common than one might immediately imagine.

Former Arkansas Police Officer Becomes Television News Reporter

According to a news release from THV11, Adam Bledsoe—the former Public Information Officer for the Faulkner County (AR) Sheriff’s Office—will be joining the station as a feature reporter.

The Value of Continuing Education in Criminal Justice

Today, more employers are requiring certificates for certain positions. For employees, certification offers a competitive edge and heightens career advancement opportunities.

Best of POLICE: Our 12 Most Popular Articles

We're doing a new kind of index in this Buyer's Guide issue in the form of a gallery of our 12 most popular articles based on website visits.

Video: Actor Dean Cain Sworn in as Idaho Reserve Deputy

Actor Dean Cain — whose acting roles include Superman — was recently sworn in as a reserve officer with the Saint Anthony Police Department in Idaho.

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier Announces Retirement

Metropolitan DC Chief of Police Cathy Lanier is retiring after 26 years to take over as Senior Vice President of Security Operations for the National Football League.

Former Officers Protecting Medical Marijuana Industry in Illinois

As police officers, part of their jobs was to put away drug sellers and users. Now, former law enforcement officials are doing private security work for Illinois' now-legal medical marijuana industry.

Security as a Second Career

We all agree that owning our own private security firm was the right choice for us after retirement. Part of what has made our partnership a really good fit is that we all have similar backgrounds.