Everyone starts out the same in law enforcement; you get hired, go to the academy, and then you do your time on probation. After that, there are usually two choices you can make: what assignments you want and if you want to become a supervisor. I’ve known officers who never wanted any rank, and I have known officers that wanted nothing less than chief or sheriff. Making your choice is not the same as being successful at it.
For those seeking promotion, there is always the possibility of not getting one. Although when you don’t get the promotion it might seem like the end of the world, it isn’t. Here's how to handle this situation.
Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread of the disease on duty.
In the POLICE Special Report: Fleet Management & Upfitting, read about How to Get the Most Out of Your Telematics Solution, Building a New Fleet Facility, Testing the Latest Police Patrol Vehicles, Making the Case for Fleet Software, Justifying the Purchase of Armored Vehicles, and How Inmate Labor Can Benefit Fleet Shops.
To simplify the scheduling process, many public safety departments are implementing online employee scheduling software. But with so many software options available, how do you know which program will best meet your department’s scheduling specifications?
Communication challenges may be impacting your department. Download this white paper to help you identify important issues and discover how the right technology can help you overcome them.
In the POLICE Special Report: Preventing & Preparing for Workplace Attacks, learn about How Police Can Help Mitigate Sudden Workplace Violence, Protecting Houses of Worship, Getting School Officials on Board for Active Assailant Drills, Preparing the Community for Violent Threats, and New Threat Detection Technologies.
Here you’ll find a collection of the best articles published in the pages of POLICE and on PoliceMag.com in 2019. We think you’ll find they’re worth revisiting.
Southern California PD automated their workflow efficiencies & matched over 50 suspects to their known offender database in less than 8 months resulting in $26.5k total average cost savings per case. Learn how Artificial Intelligence can harness the power of your booking database to identify suspect leads faster and more efficiently.
The key to providing the best protection to the public is by implementing the proper equipment. With first-responder networks, agencies are able to successfully communicate during emergencies. Here are the best practices to consider when implementing a first-responder network for your agency.
Better recordkeeping equals better liability outcomes. Find out how to properly train officers and what the principles of good recordkeeping are to avoid civil liability.
Mobility is what makes it possible for agencies to combine the power of sensors found inside digital devices with the technology available at police headquarters. It's revolutionizing what officers can do as they step away from their squad cars and onto the streets. However, few agencies are taking full advantage of this powerful policing technology.
In POLICE Magazine’s Special Report: Software & Mobile Apps, read about How the Newest Software is Increasing Officer Efficiency, Helps Detectives Close Cases, and Enhances Officer Safety; Cloud-Based Policy and Training Management Tools; The Next Generation of Law Enforcement Software; and Putting Telematics to Work for Departments.
In POLICE Magazine’s Special Report: Ballistic Protection, read about Maintaining Concealable Body Armor, Adding Ballistic Armor to Patrol Vehicles, 10 Things You Need to Know About Ballistic Helmets, Defensive Measures on Campus, What You Should Know About Hard Armor, and the Future of Armor.