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How To Conduct an Area Canvass

You need to do a thorough search of the area surrounding a crime scene to develop leads and solve crimes.

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12 Keys to a Successful Career

There's a lot you can learn from veteran and retired officers who have worn the badge before you, including how to thrive and prosper in the law enforcement profession.

The Worst Advice I've Ever Received

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about some of the best advice I ever received. It seems only appropriate that I should also share some of the less sagacious comments I and other deputies and officers have received through the years, as well.

The Best Advice I Ever Received from Other Cops

I was sure that I could take the dude, but my T.O. reminded me to never judge a book by its cover. He'd known a good many cops and suspects who'd gone headlong into fights, thinking they had the upper hand by virtue of their age, size, or perceived martial arts skill, and they promptly got their asses handed to them.

Apollo 13 Commander Lovell Delivers Keynote at APCO Conference

The Association of Public- Safety Communications Officials (APCO) announced today that key speakers such as Jim Lovell, Frank Miles and John Chappelear will be the key note speakers at this year's conference. These speakers will address the subjects of stress reduction, change and achieving goals.

POLICE Magazine and Adobe Offer Distance-Learning Training

The seminar will focus on the benefits of Adobe Connect, which allows law enforcement agencies to train their force using distance-learning tools. This allows departments to offer training without needing to coordinate a time that brings everyone together in one physical location.

Tips For Surviving Third Shift

So what do you do, if you're working the graveyard shift? The No. 1 solution is to get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for the human body, and it is natural to fall into an internal and regulated clock.

Making a Professional Impression

How should women in law enforcement wear their hair? How much makeup? What about jewelry? Sergeant Dina Zapalski answers.

First Day Jitters and Survival

Whoever created the analogy of butterflies in your stomach to represent the uncertainties of the first day missed the mark. Recalling my rookie days─now having had a few─the feeling to me is more like buzzards circling in your gut.

Tattoos: The Illustrated Applicant

Today, more and more young men and women are getting inked. Conversely, there is a growing trend with many departments across this nation that have taken stances against visible tattoos on their uniformed officers.