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Senior Officers Speak Out: "The Best Advice I Got as a Rookie"

There's so much great advice handed down from senior officers to LEOs just coming on the job. It's invaluable institutional knowledge, so if you have the opportunity as a more seasoned officer help out a rookie with something you've learned over the years, make every effort to do it.

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Video: California Firefighters Rescue Rookie Officer Trapped in Back of Squad

Firefighters with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were called to assist an officer with the Antioch Police Department who was inadvertently locked in the back of a police car. The incident occurred during a training exercise where officers were to respond to a school campus.

Officer Puts Squad Car on Large Curb—Department's Twitter Post Goes Viral

A rookie officer with the Kent (WA) Police Department somehow managed to put his squad car on a large curb—perhaps a foot or more in height—and the department had some fun with the incident on Twitter.

CA Police Academy Grads Taught History of Police-Minority Relations

Much of the course material was presented by Greg Woods, a lecturer in the university’s Justice Studies department, who zig-zagged from the Enlightenment to slavery to the Zoot Suit Riots to the present.

New York Officer Helps Save Life of Suicidal Man on Second Day on the Job

Officers John Zonneveld and Angela Acierno responded to a call in which a man was threatening to jump from a freeway overpass. At the time, Zonneveld was training Acierno, who was on her second day on the job.

Video: Rookie California Officer Shot and Killed Responding to Crash

Law enforcement was in Corona's blood. Her father Merced Corona served 26 years as a Colusa County Sheriff’s deputy. She was an eager rookie officer, a young woman who started with the department in 2016 as a community service officer and who stayed on the job even when funding for her position ran out.

Rookie Louisiana Officer Shot, Killed in Uniform Before Starting Shift

Officer Chatéri Payne, 22, was a mother, former track star, and a rookie officer who had been on the job less than two months

Video: Off-Duty Rookie Officer Fired Over Confrontation with On-Duty Officer

A rookie officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has been fired over a confrontation with a uniformed officer with the Swissvale (PA) Police Department.

Off-Duty Rookie Fired Over Confrontation with Uniformed Officer

A rookie officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has been fired over a confrontation with a uniformed officer with the Swissvale (PA) Police Department. A witness caught the incident on cell phone video as 25-year-old Sidney Bates—who had just been sworn in with the PPD in May—got into a dispute with an officer in the street. More Here.

Rookie South Carolina Officer Pulls Over Mayor on First Day of Duty

Myrtle Beach, SC, Mayor Brenda Bethune said in a Facebook post that she was the subject of a traffic stop by the city's newest patrol officer—Amanda Johnston—and that she's glad she got pulled over for an expired tag.