Category: Professional Development

Blog_ Interviewing

Preparing for an interview in private industry career requires your attention, focus, translation and value of what you have accomplished in your public service career, as well as, researching information about your possible future employer to ask questions of how your value will add to their mission – the three stages are pre-work, actual interview and post-interview.

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Blog_ Boosting Self Esteem

To be an effective team member, individuals must have confidence in their own skills and abilities. Moreover, for a team to be effective, individual members must also have confidence in the abilities of their teammates and the team as a whole. Self-esteem is defined as: “a feeling of having respect for yourself and your abilities; a confidence and satisfaction in oneself.” To help build and maintain an effective team, it is essential that individual members take the initiative to promote self-esteem in each other.

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Blog_ Officer Safety Tip

Research suggests that first impressions are important to officer safety. Some officers think that toughness and aggression are good tools for maintaining control of a potentially dangerous situation. But researchers warn that confrontational attitudes can trigger retaliation. It’s more effective, researchers say, to show yourself as focused and alert; offenders may not want to risk a showdown with you.

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Blog_ ReqforPoliceReports

You may have to make some adjustments when you start writing police reports. English instructors favor length, complicated sentences, sophisticated vocabulary choices, and original thinking. But police reports require you to stick to the facts, avoid original thinking, employ simple vocabulary words, and write straightforward sentences.

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Blog_ Age of Public Distrust

In communities across the U.S. perceptions by some in the public about law enforcement have changed, and support for law enforcement has unfortunately decreased in many areas. Officer safety training has always been important to keeping safe and alive in the law enforcement field. However, recent events across America have heightened public distrust and disdain of […]

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