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Rising Up the Ranks

Building Leaders

Even if people receive some training, there is more to becoming a leader than taking a class. Training in all its aspects needs to change with the times. But it's a pervasive cultural issue. And it takes time to change a culture.

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Fewer NYPD Lieutenants Want to Move Up to Captain

The NYPD faces a potential leadership crisis due to a sharp decline in the number of cops who want to be promoted to captain — and a surging failure rate among those who do.

Studying for Written Promotional Exams

To achieve high scores on my exams I had to work my tail off and sacrifice a great deal. Unless you're gifted with a superior intellect and ironclad memory, so will you.

Put Yourself Out There

Of course, guys like me were the dummies in this equation. The truth was that the nail sticking out didn't necessarily get hammered. An incredible amount of the time it got promoted.

NYPD Promotes Slain Cop's Partner

Commissioner Ray Kelly promoted Officer Glenn Estrada to detective for arresting Lamont Pride in the fatal shooting of Officer Peter Figoski during a home invasion in Brooklyn.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Names First Female Major

Betty Blair, who has served as captain over the Inspectional Services Bureau, will be assigned as the executive officer to Colonel Tracy Trott. Major Blair has been part of the Inspectional Services Bureau (ISB) since 1999, first as a trooper assigned to the accreditation team.

Waiting for Your Time

Time-in-service requirements have long been around; they started in the military. If you're working in a grade — let's say patrol officer — you'll have to serve a suitable time period in the pay grade or assignment before you can be promoted or transferred. This allows you to gather valuable experience or what I call exposure.

Make Yourself a Leader

No asset is more valuable in contemporary American policing than the ability to take charge and get others to follow.

Screen Gems: Best Websites for LEOs

In researching the best Websites for law enforcement officers, we decided to go with a listing of quality sites that might roughly parallel an officer’s needs throughout his or her career.

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Police and Politics

Politics, politically correct ideology, and the police. The "three Ps." How well do they work together?

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