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In my last week at the police academy, no one had any hope I would pass the NRA bullseye qualification course, that is except for Sergeant Bob Muth
How to be successful from your first day at the police academy through graduation day
A veteran officer breaks down the rigorous process to land the job — do you have what it takes?
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Sniper is not an easy position to obtain, so you’d better be prepared to stay the course and try again
The public expects police to be professionals — police agencies should expect no less from the psychologists who evaluate their personnel
Police candidates who understand what the psych exam is really about can stress less
While it’s unlikely you’re going to enjoy the exam, there are some things you can do to help it go as smoothly as possible
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Tips for police officers in their quest to make the SWAT team in their department
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There are several traits you need to be a good SWAT officer
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Here’s what to expect if you decide to take the path of a Special Weapons and Tactics operator
The 2023 law set aside money to expedite training for Washington State Patrol recruits who are already certified law enforcement officers