Careers

  • Make 90% Your Goal

    If police work is 90% boredom and 10% stark raving terror, the 90% is where we get into trouble.

    Article • March 29th, 2011

  • Promoted and Transferred

    Two sets of orders on the same day? What gives here?

    Article • February 23rd, 2011

  • How to Fail as a Supervisor

    A young sergeant will want to ride every call, make every decision and literally be the cover officer to every situation. Some feel it is to control their squad or direct them.

    Article • January 31st, 2011

  • Today's Leadership Requirements

    Be careful what you wish for. Being an LE leader today is not for the faint of heart.

    Article • December 28th, 2010

  • How Fads Run Local Police

    There are good reasons why police and politics should never be mixed.

    Article • November 23rd, 2010

  • When Do I Get Promoted?

    Hey, the younger guys are getting stripes, where is mine…

    Article • October 27th, 2010

  • Networking for Women in LE

    I know we're all busy and money is tight, but if you are serious about your career in police work, you truly need to broaden your horizons and get out there and network!

    Article • October 21st, 2010

  • Job Insecurity

    The question of whether fitness, or a lack thereof, is sufficient reason to end an LE career DOES exist. How do you answer it?

    Article • October 11th, 2010

  • Training Your Agency for the Future

    Any training can be delivered, but you need to be sure that the training is meeting your agency's needs and goals.

    Article • September 28th, 2010

  • Career Physical Fitness Standards

    We require officers to be in shape to start their careers; why not require them to stay that way?

    Article • September 16th, 2010

  • Teach Our Traditions

    If a recruit attends a police memorial or funeral and has to ask why we do something, we have failed this recruit.

    Article • August 24th, 2010

  • Brady v. Md Can Get You Fired

    Did you know you could be civilly liable for failing to collect and preserve exculpatory evidence for the defendant?

    Article • August 16th, 2010

  • An online degree

    Online programs are similar to brick-and-mortar institutions, yet offer unique advantages scheduled classes and uncomfortable desks can't

    Article • March 1st, 2010

  • I Made My Promotion; Now What?

    There will always be someone who does not think you deserve the position; don’t let them rain on your parade.

    Article • September 9th, 2009

  • The Chief Said What?

    Many candidates panic when they have to talk to the Chief, especially during a promotional examination.

    Article • August 12th, 2009

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