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From embracing support networks to seeking opportunities for personal and professional growth, these approaches aim to improve officers’ health and resilience
Candid feedback from officers in Police1’s State of the Industry survey highlights actionable steps supervisors can take to create a culture where officers feel valued and supported
From understanding pension systems to decoding health benefits, here’s everything you need to ask before accepting a police officer position
Statistics provided by Golden PD show that among all 15,362 calls handled by police in the last half of 2023, including for non-emergency runs, response times dropped every month compared to 2022
Meet Andrea Cortez, a 17-year law enforcement veteran and analyst at Elk Grove (Calif.) Police Department’s Real-Time Information Center
Andrea Cortez is a 17-year law enforcement veteran and analyst at Elk Grove (Calif.) Police Department’s Real-Time Information Center
Considerations for assessing department culture and personal compatibility
Officers sound off on what they need from their supervisors and leaders to perform at their peak in Police1’s State of the Industry survey
For you to come out on top, you will be a blend of having the chops and showing up as your best-presented self
Attract police recruits with these actionable insights from a BJA/COPS Office report
Here are seven strategies to pay down debt and live within your means
Silos kill progress and diminish the greater good, and our greater good is a healthy, operational police agency
“In addition to being police officers, we are also members of the community. We have lives outside of policing, too.”
Say what you want about millennials, but they have healthy attitudes toward work-life balance in public safety; we should follow their lead
At just 18 years old, Donnie was controlling a chaotic murder scene while others his age were still struggling to control their acne
Challenging stereotypes and misconceptions, an experienced officer sheds light on the strengths and potentials of the younger generation in law enforcement
A new partnership offers unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to work as part-time police employees
As a police officer, you spend a ton of time training to ensure your safety on the job. But what about your financial safety?
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“When [the patrol officers] come in, they’re energetic, more engaged, ready to hit the road and get work done,” one supervisor said
Jeff Rhinerson will support court security officers in upholding the safety and integrity of the Judicial Center in his role as a court security assistant