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An understanding of bias is an important component of police officer training programs. Law enforcement experts have developed practical guidelines to minimize the chance that citizens who are unhappy about a traffic citation will claim they were the victims of bias.

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Police officer safety requires constant awareness of the potential danger of firearms. Officers should be aware of the hazards of both overconfidence and overreacting in encounters with an armed suspect.

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Police trainees should have a thorough understanding of issues related to motor vehicle theft. Important topics include the role of technology and strategies that thieves use to steal cars.

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Professionalism is an important topic in any police training program. Complex political factors and legal restrictions create challenges for police officers that call for professional communication skills and problem-solving strategies. Professionalism wins respect for you and your agency, enhancing the likelihood that you will prevail in a difficult situation.

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Police strategies for active shooter situations include preventive measures, taking steps to protect officers and citizens, engaging and apprehending the shooter, and dealing with the aftermath.

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Reinventing yourself from a public service to private industry career involves knowing that “everything is negotiable” regarding salary and your total compensation package.

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By studying the workplace from a historical perspective and choosing to view employees in a positive light, modern law enforcement managers are able to develop and maintain more effective teams. This article compares the theories that traditional managers view employees in a negative light, and that modern managers view employees in a positive light. By […]

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Police reports should be written efficiently. Avoid unnecessary and repetitive words that waste time for both the writer and the reader.

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A nonprofit organization called Below 100 has developed five common-sense guidelines for police officer safety. Research shows that following these simple guidelines can significantly reduce risk to officers as they go about their duties.

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Police procedures for autism may be different from ordinary police practices. Sensitivity, patience, and calmness can help ensure that that both officers and persons with autism will remain safe.

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High-speed police pursuits can be dangerous to you, the suspect, and the general public. Be sure to consider your agency’s policies and the safety procedures you’ve been taught. Avoid pursuing suspects for low-level offenses.

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Whether planning for retirement or ready for a reinvention or change from public service to private industry employment, a career transition requires the knowledge to do so.

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Many agencies and police training programs are reviewing their policies and practices for police use of force. Discussions are under way about revising use-of-force training, policies, and practices.

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Why. A simple three-letter word that has a profound effect on people. It also carries many meanings depending upon where, when and how it is asked. The Why question is too often taken as a challenge to authority. Mom: “Ok, Jimmy it’s time to go to bed.” Son: “But I’m not tired and my friend […]

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To build and maintain a successful law enforcement team, members and leaders must work together. In doing so, they will find that their goals are not so different. Most people have two main goals in their professional lives – to have steady employment with a respectable organization and to do a good job. Interestingly enough, team leaders have similar goals – they want to retain good employees and build or maintain a successful team.

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Always double-check your police reports for completeness. Potential problems include passive voice, omitting the results of a search, and failing to document probable cause.

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